For many Farmington Hills drivers, when their steering wheel mysteriously locks up on them, they don’t realize it’s because it is supposed to. If you’re steering wheel isn’t moving when you attempt to turn on your car, then you’ve likely activated a safety feature that, thankfully, can be unlocked. Below, we’ll detail what to do when your steering wheel is stuck and your key in the ignition won’t turn. If the advice from our Tamaroff Honda service center experts below doesn’t do the trick, we’re happy to assist you further. Just reach out!
If you’ve found yourself pounding on your steering column because your wheel won’t move and key won’t turn, take a deep breath. Everything’s working as it should, and there’s an easy fix. So why the heck does the steering wheel lock? Because, after you’ve parked, you likely tugged the wheel sharply in one direction or another, possibly as you exited your vehicle. This activated a feature meant to lock your wheels when parked on a steep incline to, in theory, prevent your Honda from rolling into Lake St. Clair.
Unlocking your steering wheel is easy if you know how the mechanism that locked it works. Below, we’ve included a step-by-step guide to assist Troy-area drivers.
If you’ve run out of tips to try, feel free to reach out with any locked steering wheel questions. We’re always happy to assist, both over the phone at (248) 965-1049 and in person. Contact us today so a member of our team can help walk you through unlocking your steering wheel and put you back on the road around Bloomfield. You can even find more helpful features such as how often to change your oil. And if you need any other maintenance on your Honda, schedule a service appointment in Southfield, and don’t forget to take advantage of our service specials!