my son went to start his 2005 Nissan altima and it doesn't do anything and he was unable to get it out of park to move it, have any idea what that would be?

Asked by Dec 12, 2013 at 12:11 PM about the 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car was running fine yesterday and when he went out this morning to go to school it would not start or crank, it did nothing and he tried to take it out of park to move it but was unable to do that, what could that possibly be?

1 Answer

Shift interlock. Normal with dead battery, works off brake light switch. Check battery terminals for corrosion, that can happen overnight the corrosion will completely sever the connection between battery and cable terminal..yep, all the way to nothing. Remove both cables and use a wire brush or a terminal/post cleaning tool, can be had at the dollar store. There are other ways, like baking soda but that can lead to trouble. especially the rinse on to the ground

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #2
    putolile
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Cassie Sapphire
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
277 Great Deals out of 23,161 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Accord
1,072 Great Deals out of 61,279 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
1,029 Great Deals out of 73,122 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
770 Great Deals out of 72,767 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Sentra
523 Great Deals out of 49,740 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
883 Great Deals out of 56,333 listings starting at $1,488
Used Hyundai Sonata
675 Great Deals out of 49,773 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,036 Great Deals out of 70,698 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Fusion
1,017 Great Deals out of 70,855 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
425 Great Deals out of 29,151 listings starting at $2,450
Used Dodge Charger
401 Great Deals out of 27,751 listings starting at $1,979
Used Chevrolet Impala
513 Great Deals out of 34,086 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Elantra
491 Great Deals out of 42,607 listings starting at $2,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 13,556 listings starting at $13,280
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 3,112 listings starting at $10,895
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
116 Great Deals out of 4,559 listings starting at $7,455
2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
87 Great Deals out of 2,335 listings starting at $3,900
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,144 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.