How to Unlock A Steering Wheel

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Reasons Why The Steering Wheel Gets Locked

Let us first discuss why your steering wheel gets locked before explaining how to unlock your steering wheel.

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Modern cars are enriched with an ignition lock feature that does not let you move your steering wheel in the absence of a key. If this feature is turned on, you need a key to unlock your steering wheel.

Ignition Lock Feature

If your steering mechanics have been damaged, you will see that the steering wheel has been locked. For example, the steering arms or steering column may have been damaged lock up your car’s steering wheel.

Ignition Lock Feature in car


When there is a lack of power steering fluid, you will see that your car stops suddenly and the steering wheel gets locked even if you are driving. Moreover, it also gets stuck if there is dirt and debris in this power steering fluid.

Low Power Steering Fluid