My key won't work to start my car


Asked by Dec 12, 2014 at 08:47 PM about the 2012 Nissan Versa

Question type: General

8 Answers


Please ... be specific. Does the key fit in the lock, does the key turn in the lock, does the key engage the starter and the engine won't start?

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The key will go in the ignition but it won't turn. It feels a bit loose. after I put the key in you can't turn it. It's like it's locked

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Try to wiggle steering wheel,and turn key at same time,

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It could be the linkage that disables the gear selector and steering wheel what T_S_T said and also try wiggle the gear . This may be a long shot but , do you think it's possible your car was tampered with?

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you have to turn the steering wheel. My car just did that today

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For some reason the keys on the versa wear out. You will need a new key cut by the key code and programmed to the vehicle.

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Just dealt with this problem a few minutes ago. My problem was that the key was twisted slightly. This is probably due to my wife struggling to unlock the trunk with a worn key. I took a pair of pliers and twisted the key in the direction I felt was correct. Car started right up. See if your key can unlock the other locks around the car. If it's a struggle then clean and straighten the key. Use two quarters and a pair of pliers. Hope this helps to eliminate one possibility.

Just happened to me! After reading this thread I learned it was because my steering wheel was turned so I just had to turn it straight then the key turned!

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