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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 cars.

          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,"
          he added.

          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?"