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As 370Zs are getting older we have started to see more and more steering lock failure. This issue will happen without any warning and will cause the car to not start at all (you will not even able to turn the ignition on).

Nissan can quote for a replacement lock unit anywhere between £1300 to £1600 (depending the dealer).

The suggestion of removing the fuse would work only if your lock is still operational, and still carry the risk of the lock get engaged mechanically causing safety issues. 

We can offer you 2 possible solutions for this issue:

  • Solution one is for people who want to have a steering lock working as designed by the manufacture, we can supply and fit the latest lock unit from Nissan (same price as your local dealership with one year warranty) plus 1 hour labour (works out £1223.29 at today's price) 
  • Solution two is for people who don't want to risk this failure again: our replacement lock which is modified by Nissan themselves and basically just the small computer without the mechanical lock part.  This would cost you £510 including parts labour and VAT and comes with a lifetime warranty from Kaizer Motor.
  • . This part isn't available from Nissan Dealers as they are not selling it in Europe only in Japan.

Please bear in mind the second solution is removing the steering lock itself from the car so you will able to turn the steering wheel even when the car is locked. Of course you will need to let your insurance company know about this ;)

Please give us a call if you have any further question regarding this or like to book your car in with us at Kaizer Motor Ltd.

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In the absence of Nissan doing the right thing and providing a no-cost solution for a clearly sub-standard fitment on their cars, it is good to hear one of our highly regarded traders has a solution that comes with a lifetime warranty and at a more reasonable cost than the best that Nissan and their dealers currently offer in the UK.

 

Thanks Sly for stepping in here and a big thumbs down to Nissan who have deemed that their European customers are not so entitled as those in Japan.

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I can't find the thread now but a recent sufferer of the steering lock problem was only quoted circa £700 for a replacement by a Nissan dealer (IIRC).

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16 hours ago, StormWhite said:

I can't find the thread now but a recent sufferer of the steering lock problem was only quoted circa £700 for a replacement by a Nissan dealer (IIRC).

Prices were correct at the time of my post, unfortunately Nissan changing prices on a day by day basis. The replacement parts was anywhere between £125 to the current £949.41+VAT in the last few years (please also note this is for the correct parts number (48700-1NC3A) for the 370Z and isn't the same as the GTR one (48700-1NC1C) which is cheaper strangely).

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So does anyone know if its just certain years of the 370 that suffer this , or is it any that have the steering lock on them

I have a 2014 which definitely has a steering lock on it, is it likely to fail??

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On 01/05/2019 at 11:45, Sly@Kaizer Motor said:

As 370Zs are getting older we have started to see more and more steering lock failure. This issue will happen without any warning and will cause the car to not start at all (you will not even able to turn the ignition on).

Nissan can quote for a replacement lock unit anywhere between £1300 to £1600 (depending the dealer).

The suggestion of removing the fuse would work only if your lock is still operational, and still carry the risk of the lock get engaged mechanically causing safety issues. 

We can offer you 2 possible solutions for this issue:

  • Solution one is for people who want to have a steering lock working as designed by the manufacture, we can supply and fit the latest lock unit from Nissan (same price as your local dealership with one year warranty) plus 1 hour labour (works out £1223.29 at today's price) 
  • Solution two is for people who don't want to risk this failure again: our replacement lock which is modified by Nissan themselves and basically just the small computer without the mechanical lock part.  This would cost you £510 including parts labour and VAT and comes with a lifetime warranty from Kaizer Motor.
  • . This part isn't available from Nissan Dealers as they are not selling it in Europe only in Japan.

Please bear in mind the second solution is removing the steering lock itself from the car so you will able to turn the steering wheel even when the car is locked. Of course you will need to let your insurance company know about this ;)

Please give us a call if you have any further question regarding this or like to book your car in with us at Kaizer Motor Ltd.

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Nissan are unbelievable, am I correct in thinking that the steering lock could potentially go in to locked position whilst driving? 

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Just now, ShortPaul said:

Nissan are unbelievable, am I correct in thinking that the steering lock could potentially go in to locked position whilst driving? 

No that should not happen.

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36 minutes ago, Bigjimg said:

So does anyone know if its just certain years of the 370 that suffer this , or is it any that have the steering lock on them

I have a 2014 which definitely has a steering lock on it, is it likely to fail??

Nissan did modify these over the years, but we did see later ones to fail too. As a 2014 car you have much less chance, but still can happen.

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5 minutes ago, Sly@Kaizer Motor said:

No that should not happen.

That's a relief, I got ripped off off by Nissan years ago, why can't they just do the Wright thing and replace the part that is at fault, at there expense :rant:I wouldn't qo to Nissan not even for a dust cap

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