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Nissan note locking wheel nuts



Hi. Recently bought from an affiliated dealer a 2009 Acenta with the standard alloy wheels. I've thoroughly searched the car and can't find the special socket to remove the "locked" wheel nut. What I did find under the boot cover by the spare wheel was a sealed plastic bag from Nissan with 4 "locking" wheel nuts and a socket but of a different pattern. Perhaps the dealer was going to remove the 4 existing ones and fit the bagged ones knowing the original socket was missing? Is it reasonable of me to expect the dealer to provide a socket that fits (assuming the previous owner lost it)? If this is going to be a difficult issue with him would I alternatively be able to buy one (to fit) from a main dealer?

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pop to a nissan dealer thay have a range in the workshop, thay may lossen them foc, if you havent bought it long ago take it back as its thier problem tbh

have a look in your paperwork you may find a key codepass with a number on it (bussiness card sized bit of paper)

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If you were top go to trading standards. they would quote the sale of goods act. which in your case is "Not fit for the purpose of sale", which basically means that if you buy something and all the parts are not there or something is broken stoping you or anyone else from using the product correctly they have to provide itno matter what. When i got my note, the radio key code ws missing, i know not the same however it is the same in the sale of goods.

Plus If you have a puncture, blow out etc, what happens then. if the police were to say anything they could be really snooty and say that its your fault and fine you, because you cant repair the flat, thus calling the AA or RAC etc, they would have to transport you car to the nearest nissan dealer, which you may not have on your policy. therefore costing you alot more.

because you cant repair the flat, thus calling the AA or RAC etc, they would have to transport you car to the nearest nissan dealer, which you may not have on your policy. therefore costing you alot more.

I know from experience that the RAC won't do anything even if you have recovery, I assume the AA are the same.
If you do not have a viable spare wheel (because it isn't there or it has no tread), or the manufacturer supplied instant spare (because you used it up already) then tough, its your problem, you haven't actually broken down. Most likely they will argue that not having the wheel key means you don't have a spare that can be fitted.

If the spare is flat, they will blow it up for you and fit it.

(They won't recover you if you crash and can't drive on either, your insurance should pay a recovery/storage firm to do that.)


As to the OP, if Nissan won't help or are too far away, Kwikfit (and your local thieves) have special sockets designed to remove locking bolts, just fit the new ones.