May 25, 2007

Nissan warns U.S. cellphones can disable car keys

Reuters reports on a customer warning issued by Nissan North America: placing your electronic key too close to your cellphone could leave you stranded.

"The automaker is asking customers driving two 2007 models, the Nissan Altima and the Infiniti G35 sedans, to keep their car keys and cellphones at least an inch apart to avoid disabling the "intelligent keys."

Cellphones kept near Nissan's I-Keys -- wireless devices designed to allow drivers to enter and start their cars at the push of a button -- can erase the electronic code on the keys, rendering them unable to unlock or start the cars."

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