1999 Infiniti QX4 Q&A

1999 Infiniti QX4 Question: steering wheel doesn't lock in place

my steering wheel does not lock in place when the key is removed. also experienced a problem with the shift lever being stuck in Park but wiggled it a bit and it came out of park and into drive. is the problem the ignition switch or something else? -
Answer 1
Sounds like the ignition switch, or possibly the shift lock cable system. They are both likely related, but it will need to be checked to determine where the fault lies. -
Comment 1
thanks, bretb. if I replace the ignition switch do the keys need to be reprogrammed at the dealership? -
Comment 2
I don't know the answer to that, I assume they do need to be programmed, but I'm not sure. -
Answer 2
There was a recall on the key lock. the dealer replaced for free -