Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Security system is activated and is not letting me turn the car on

asked by on

My car's security system has been activated, so it is not letting me turn the car on. Am i able to disable the security system alone? If yes, How?

My car has 163367 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, the security system is an important safety feature with your 2004 Nissan Xterra. You will not be able to disable the security system as it is integrated into the ignition system. Common causes for the security system to activate is a faulty key transponder, security control module, faulty key fob, or the key cylinder has failed. For an accurate repair, a qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your security system fault and make any repairs required to restore your car to working order.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Several batteries died out

The most likely causes are either a parasitic drain on the battery or a faulty alternator. The battery is basically just a storage device which must be constantly charged by the alternator. A battery that is partially discharged often will...

Q: The dome and the rear brake lights are not working.

Hi there. It is very rare that these two circuits affect each other. It can be a failure in the SAM module if both of these problems started at the same time, but most of the time they are separate....

Q: Looking to buy a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 105000 miles

Used parts for this vehicle are plentiful. Simply search the database at Car-Part.com and you will find exactly what you need. If you are buying a used car, a good way to protect yourself is to request a pre-purchase vehicle...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...