The Steering Wheel Won't Turn in My Car

by Diana Braun

Many cars come with a steering wheel lock feature. This feature locks the wheel when the shift lever hasn't been properly placed in the "Park" position or the key becomes jammed in the key cylinder. The steering wheel lock prevents drivers from moving the steering wheel and removing the ignition key. Check the shift lever and apply some pressure to get the wheel to turn.

Move the shift lever completely into the "Park" position.

Turn the steering wheel to the left and then to the right to release the steering wheel lock. Use pressure to turn the wheel.

Turn the ignition key to the "On" position.

Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position and remove the key.

Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn the car on. The steering wheel should move freely and has been removed from the lock position.

About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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