Is your Nissan car key getting stuck in the ignition?

Models of Nissan affected

Nissan Cabstar

Nissan Juke

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Micra

Nissan Navara

Nissan Note

Nissan NV200

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Qashqai

A short video explaining the issue:

There is a common fault on Nissan ignition locks where the owners have difficulty withdrawing the key. Although the key will always turn inside the ignition, customers report that it starts to become very difficult to remove the key, or in some cases, the key cannot be removed at all. Models including Qashqai, Micra, Note and Navara are particularly affected by this issue.

Why does this happen?

On the inside of the ignition, there is a steering lock release block and over time this wears down unevenly creating sharp edges that cause the lock to grab the key when attempting to remove it.

What is the fix?

We remove the ignition, strip down the lock, replace the faulty component and then refit the ignition back into the car, all at the roadside. Your existing key(s) will function as normal, no locks are changed and there is no programming required.


The main Nissan dealerships want £450.00 + to resolve this problem. We can resolve it at a fraction of that price. Call; 07935 641664 for an accurate quote.

No – We will remove the worn part and then supply and fit a new part cancelling out any need for a whole new ignition barrel.

No – We will unscrew the worn blade(s) from your existing key(s) and cut a fresh blade to suit.

We do not recommended that you allow this to happen. The part inside the ignition services a purpose and is there for a reason, filing it away can cause further problems and more expense in fixes. Call us to find out more information about this.

Although you should seek to get your Nissan ignition barrel fixed as soon as possible, if you are in a difficult situation; gently wiggle the key up and down and keep pulling – it should eventually ease out.