definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,898 miles

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2010 Nissan 370Z steering problems

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2010 Nissan 370Z Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Dec 202016


  • 47,984 miles


I have a Nissan 370 Z and up to this point I really enjoyed the car that was until an known issue of the steering lock went out on my car and left me stranded for 16 hours. I called Nissan after I spent $1162 to try to get reimbursed. I was initially told I would not reimbursed which after reading online how some people were refused reimbursement initially I kept pursuing a reimbursement. Stephanie from a regional office called and basically tried to low ball me by offering $500 reimbursement. Below is a forum link for the known issue of the steering lock. Other customers were offered a full reimbursement but for some reason I am not. This is after I bought the car brand new and have been a loyal customer ever since. I therefore would like a full reimbursement. I feel that this is only fair. What if I had been stranded on the way to visit an airforce buddy in alamogordo nm in the middle of the desert with spotty cell phone service. 16 hours stranded could have easily turned into something much worse. My case file is 24957255. www.the370Z.com/new-roadster-370Z-owner/65272-attention-2009-2010-owners-steering-lock-wont-start-issues.html this is a serious safety concern and must be addressed.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #46

Dec 152016


  • miles
My 2010 Nissan 370Z steering wheel locked up twice in one week.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #45

Oct 092016


  • 40,162 miles
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, I attempted to start my 2010 Nissan 370Z nismo with the intelligent key to no avail. I immediately checked the voltage on the car battery and disconnected it for 30 min in an attempt to reset the computer. I also changed the battery in the fob, which did not solve the issue. I inserted the intelligent key and was able to get the windows down, but also noticed that the wheel was not locked. I went to various blog sites and learned that this has been an ongoing issue with the 370Z and gtr model years 2009-2010. I also checked all the fuses, and none were found to be faulty. I called the dealer and they informed me that there were no recalls on this model for the steering lock mechanism, and that the repair would cost in excess of $1,100. This does not include the flatbed fee to tow the vehicle from my home to the dealer. According to Nissan's voluntary service campaign 2009-2011, NHTSA reference #10051829, tsb #ntb13-014, campaign #P3208, the dealer is responsible for replacing the faulty steering lock module at no charge to the customer. I called my dealer and was told my VIN was not included. What sense does this make if the same issue and same part was used on all vehicles that are failing because of this problem? I wish to receive immediate resolution to this issue, because my vehicle is completely disabled, as I am without the ability to drive my car.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #44

Sep 112016


  • 50,000 miles


Clutch pedal went to floor. Clutch slave cylinder failed. Failed in motion, 75 miles from home. Tow was expensive. Car would not start. Steering lock unit failed. Failed in stationary, 95 miles from home. Tow was expensive.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #43

Apr 262016


  • 61,000 miles
Driving my car to my brother's house to babysit my niece, no issues or warnings. Go back to my car to leave and my car will not start. Tried changing the battery and reprogramming my key, had to get my car towed to Nissan dealership only to be told that I need to spend $1100 for Nissan to order a part which has caused my car to lock/stall. This is a known issue yet nothing has been done about it, instead Nissan are leaving customers stranded only to pay an insane amount of money.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #42

Feb 152016


  • 30,075 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan 370Z. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering lockout mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 30,075.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #41

Feb 092016


  • 35,000 miles


Car will not start. Was told by Nissan dealer that the problem was the steering power mechanism which is an ongoing problem with this particular car. Manufacturer won't recognized this defect.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #40

Jan 192016


  • 50,422 miles
Wheel lock steering module--car would not start - Nissan is aware of the defective device--has had recalls on other years-- 2010 was not included-cost to replace is very expensive. There is no override to be able to move the car or start the car

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #39

Jan 252016


  • 50,000 miles
My steering lock assembley went out on my 2010 Nissan 370Z causing the car not to start. Had to have it towed to the dealership where I'm now finding out that there is no recall on this item or not covered on warranty. It seems that many other Nissan owners are having the same problem. Nissan refuses to pay and it's a $1,000 repair

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #38

Jan 112016


  • 32,000 miles
Recently purchased a 2010 370Z. Went to start my car and no ignition. Key fob light was on. Had towed to personal shop (not Nissan dealership due to horrible customer service.) tech called today and said it was the steering lock unit which the Nissan Corp should cover. Called to file claim- refuses to even consider helping me until I tow at my expense to their dealership and pay another $87 to run the diagnostics. Nissan Corp told me the werent sure after all that if they would even pay for repair. Unacceptable!!!!!

- Johnsin City, TN, USA

problem #37

Jan 012016


  • 56,000 miles


Vehicle has keyless system, the only key slot available is in the drivers side door. When I enter the vehicle, normally a light comes on to acknowledge the system recognizes you. On entering this time, a small symbol with the word key on it illuminated and the car would not start or go into the accessory position, nor would the steering column unlock. Also, the brake pedal was very hard. The owner's manual states the key symbol indicates a malfunction in the intellikey system. The vehicle was towed to a Nissan dealership where it was determined the electric steering lock had failed. The cost of repair was near $1200 and I was informed that, even though the car was still within warranty for 40,000 miles or for over a year, Nissan was refusing to make these repairs under warranty coverage. It seems this is an almost inevitable failure on any Nissan or infiniti equipped with this system. I was lucky that it failed in a super market parking lot near home.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #36

Jan 022016


  • miles
I have a 2010 370Z with only 20,000 miles. I have to say we all (family) were very happy with it till today. My wife always kept it inside our garage, all services up to date. Early in the morning she tried to start it but steering wheel lock came up, we tried everything, checked key fab battery and nothing. Finally we had to call roadside assistance and the vehicle was towed to the dealership. Once there we were told by our service advisor that it's a very common failure on 370Z as a fact he showed us 3 others yes!! 3 more vehicles with same issue he also told us that there's a recall on the same problem on an Altima and maxima but no the 370Z why? he knew right away what the problem was and even told us right away "this is going to cost at least 1200 because that part is around 1000 really!! Nissan thank you!! what a joke for an almost 50,000 dollar car.

- Sahuarita, AZ, USA

problem #35

Dec 042015


  • 59,000 miles
Vehicle was parked and wouldn't start. Told by dealership it's the electronic steering lock. Read online several complaints of others having the same issue. I called Nissan usa. I was told there isn't or hasn't been a recall on my vehicle for this issue and they would not make good on this faulty part. The repair cost $1,200.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #34

Dec 042015


  • 62,000 miles
Steering wheel lock failure: Car was parked and will not start $1100 to replace faulty part.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #33

Nov 302015


  • miles
Vehicle was parked and wouldn't start. Told by dealership it's the steering lock. Read online several complaints of others having the same issue. I called Nissan usa. I was told there isn't or hasn't been a recall on my vehicle for this issue.

- North Branford, CT, USA

problem #32

Oct 172015


  • 67,879 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan 370Z. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start without warning. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering lockout unit malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed of a voluntary service campaign for the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The approximate failure mileage was 67,879......updated 02/11/16

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #31

Nov 022015


  • 55,000 miles
The steering lock selenoid went out leaving the car completely inoperable. I was told by other Z car owners that I was lucky that this happened when the car was parked and not while I was driving it. Good god - I drive on I 75 to work and cannot imagine losing steering without warning. I contacted Nissan North America and they could not have been less help if they tried. I was actually told by the Nissan dealership to contact Nissan North America to file a complaint. Apparently this is a known problem on the 2010 Nissan 370Z and they will not recall it or fix it when it occurs individually. Very frightening. I am furious that they can get away with this.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #30

Sep 082015


  • 44,400 miles
Got out of car and turned it off to pumped gas...when I got back into the car to start, it said no key!! key was in my purse on passenger seat as always. Could not get it started for 5 minutes, just kept pushing start button, wiggling steering wheel, finally started. Has happened about 4 more times again. Obviously there's a problem with these Z's because it's happened to others as well if you read the blogs. Nissan needs to do something about this.....less that 45,000 miles. Come on Nissan do the right thing.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #29

Jun 232015


  • 34,888 miles
The steering wheel lock has issues on the Z's. many other individuals have had the same problem occur to them when a key fob light comes on the dashboard to the left of the gas tank meter. Then the car won't start on anymore and has to be towed to the dealership. The dealer charges $600-$1200 for a replacement steering wheel lock ( which can potentially break again) for something that isn't our fault!!! the car has 34, xxx miles on it and shouldn't have any problems like this. There has to be a recall about this because it's a faulty unit from their manufacture and many of the Z owners are starting to get this problem. Thank you, a fellow 370Z owner

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #28

Apr 062015

370Z 6-cyl

  • 49,750 miles
The electronic steering column lock module failed, preventing starting the car. Had it towed, dealer replaced at a cost of $1200, well known defect among Nissan xxxz owners.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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