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Old 29th May 2007, 12:15   #1
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Cell phones erase car keys
This article talks about high end Nissan cars. With modern cars coming with electronic keys and immobilizes, imagine the fiasco if such a thing starts happening with the Maruti's
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Old 29th May 2007, 14:58   #2
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There have been several incidents throughout the world that immobilisers played foul near strong radio signal areas - resulting motorists stranded on cars failing to start.

Moreover, if immobiliser packs up, it often costs a bomb to fix.
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Old 29th May 2007, 21:31   #3
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Tanveer, the article is an eye opener and scary as well. You rightly mentioned what would happen if something similar occurs here..Most people tend to keep the cellphone in the same pocket where the car keys are also slipped.

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Cell phones erase car keys
This article talks about high end Nissan cars. With modern cars coming with electronic keys and immobilizes, imagine the fiasco if such a thing starts happening with the Maruti's
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Old 29th May 2007, 21:35   #4
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The car won't start and the I-Key cannot be reprogrammed
Ah! The pleasures of technology
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Old 29th May 2007, 21:52   #5
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that doesn't sound too good with the new swift coming with an imobiliser!!
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Old 29th May 2007, 21:54   #6
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Ah! The pleasures of technology
Exatly.Time for Maruti to re-think about i keys in India.
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Old 29th May 2007, 23:16   #7
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Default MRI scan machine and credit card malfunction!

On a similar note:
An anaesthetist friend of mine found that on several occassions his credit cards were becoming non-functional. He finally traced it to occassions when he was going into the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan room to give anaesthesia. The strong Magnetic fields of the MRI scan machine was playing havoc with his credit card! Incidentally, everbody is warned to remove keys [so the car key problem may not occur unless somebody takes it in] and metal objects when entering the MRI scan suite. I guess the super strong magnets may damage even cell phones, digital cameras etc., with their memory cards (neither sure about that nor do I want to find out!)
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Old 30th May 2007, 01:59   #8
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now thats an occupational hazzard dont think i have to worry about that but cellphone interfering with my car keys!! uh-oh i dont know what to get rid offff?
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perhaps buy a leather key case and keep the keys in it.
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perhaps buy a leather key case and keep the keys in it.
Since when did leather develop a RF shield?! Heard of magnetically shielded speakers to avoid distorting the image on a TV screen but not this one!
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Bumping this ancient thread - Does anyone know if nissan resolved these issues?

The top end micra has the same/similar "key" right?
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This would probably be nothing more than an urban myth. Or perhaps I should start selling "immobiliser safe" cellphone covers.
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Sorry guys. Didn't see that this is an old thread. Please delete this post.
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Bumping this ancient thread - Does anyone know if nissan resolved these issues?

The top end micra has the same/similar "key" right?
I am currently driving a Nissan Altima '08 model which comes with this Intelligent key. Most often, the I-key and cellphone are right next to each other in the cubby hole in the central console and many a times I have made / received phonecalls as well. The phone stays in its place since I use the bluetooth. But till today, I haven't faced any issue as mentioned in the news article above. Not sure if it has been rectified or if I'm just plain lucky.
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I am currently driving a Nissan Altima '08 model which comes with this Intelligent key. Most often, the I-key and cellphone are right next to each other in the cubby hole in the central console and many a times I have made / received phonecalls as well. The phone stays in its place since I use the bluetooth. But till today, I haven't faced any issue as mentioned in the news article above. Not sure if it has been rectified or if I'm just plain lucky.
Cool. They probably resolved the issue (or it was just an urban legend as Pravant suggested). Good to know.

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This would probably be nothing more than an urban myth. Or perhaps I should start selling "immobiliser safe" cellphone covers.
I have a patent on those - lets discuss royalties before you do that.
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