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Thread #102064 Message #2064562
Posted By: JohnInKansas
30-May-07 - 09:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nissan Says Don't Call Home
Subject: BS: Nissan Says Don't Call Home
Nissan: Cell Phones Can Disable Your Car Keys
ARTICLE DATE: 05.25.07
By Reuters , eWEEK
DETROIT (Reuters) - Nissan North America has a warning
for customers: placing your electronic key too close to
your cellphone could leave you stranded.
The automaker is asking customers driving new models of
two of its flagship sedans to keep their car keys and
cellphones at least an inch apart to avoid disabling
the "intelligent keys."
Cellphones kept near Nissan's I-Keys—wireless devices
designed to allow drivers to enter and start their cars
at the push of a button—can erase the electronic code
on the keys, rendering them unable to unlock or start
The problem has occurred on the
2007 Nissan Altima and Infiniti G35 sedans
—two of their top-selling models,
the company said on Thursday.
"We discovered that if the I-Key touches a
cellphone, outgoing or incoming calls have the potential
to alter the electronic code inside the I-Key,"
Nissan spokesman Kyle Bazemore said.
"The car won't start and the I-Key cannot be reprogrammed,"
The problem has occurred in a "very small percentage" of
cars sold, Bazemore said. He also said a new version of
the I-Key would be available in the fall.
Bazemore said current owners have been notified of the
potential glitch via mail and can get new keys from
dealers if they encounter the problem.
In the meantime, if your car won't start, just drive by your dealership and get a new key???????
Does anyone know the Japanese word for "OOOOPS?"