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Your Mobile May Kill Your Car Key

Nissan have released a warning for car owners that placing a mobile telephone in close proximity to the electronic key that allows car owners to enter and start their car with the press of a button.

The device, known as an I-Key, can be left completely disabled, preventing owners from using them to access and operate their vehicles. At least two models from Nissan are affected, the 2007 Nissan Altima, and the Infinity G35.

What is happening is that the mobile phones are erasing the codes on the I-Keys if they happen to be in contact when a call is being made or received on the mobile phone. As the keys are not reprogrammable, it leaves affected drivers without a lot of options.

25 May 2007

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