On this article we’re going to focus on a problem that may seem unimportant to most of you, but has happened to a lot of car owners! Actually, we are gonna talk about the of a key locked on you Nissan Xterra, and how to proceed if you are in this position? Whether it doesn’t want to fit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it anymore, we will try to help you find the origin of this problem and give you the remedy. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in depth, being faced with a locked key can be disconcerting. Before you think about buying a new key or having it rebuilt, browse this guideline. In this article content, we will first try to explain why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Nissan Xterra, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Nissan Xterra.


Why is my key locked in my Nissan Xterra?

What could have occurred to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Nissan Xterra? In this section we will try to teach you why your key can get stuck. There are multiple answers that can cause the key to your car to get locked.

  • Some dirt built up on it, which may trigger the key to get stuck in the cylinder’s sprocket system. It can either prevent it from entering the cylinder easily, or it can block it inside the cylinder.
  • A broken or damaged key, if your key is damaged, bent or has some of its teeth damaged, it’s bound to have a hard time coordinating the impression in the barrel of your Nissan Xterra.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Nissan Xterra.
  • Finally, it may be that if you have an automatic gearbox, you have the D position engaged and that this prevents the key of your car from turning properly in the barrel.

All these reasons can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Nissan Xterra, so remember to examine all these aspects to know what problem you are working on.

How to unlock the key of my Nissan Xterra

Finally, let’s go forward to the remedy section that will let you to unlock the key of your Nissan Xterra. Now that you’ve been able to analyze the motive why your key is blocked, we’ll see what answers are available to you to cure this problem. We will take up the different concerns and give you the corresponding solutions:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Nissan Xterra: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much force) in different ways to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in anymore, ensure that to check it cautiously and clean out any dirt you may find. If you think the dirt is in the cylinder or switch, move the key back and forth to try to get the dirt out.
  • The key of my Nissan Xterra doesn’t turn anymore and my steering wheel is locked: In this case, it’s your anti-theft system that is activated, you will have to concurrently turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, browse this complete tutorial on the steering wheel locked on Nissan Xterra to have the complete treatment.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most bothersome circumstance, if it is only twisted, you can try to straighten it on a flat surface with a sledgehammer, if it is harmed you will sadly have to use the duplicate or buy a new copy of the key of your Nissan Xterra. If it is damaged and you do not have a duplicate, you will have to get the code “VIN” and go to your dealership to get a copy of your key. In any other case, last solution, replace the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Nissan Xterra: In cases like this, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

If perhaps you have any further questions about the Nissan Xterra, do not hesitate to consult our Nissan Xterra category.