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Fixya car vauxhall corsa steering locking while driving

Twice in last two days steering (on Vauxhall corsa 2009 1.4 design) has suddenly just locked/jammed while I have been driving around corners, It has also recently felt like the steering is heavy a lot of the time and has been feeling like it keeps pulling to the left when driving on straight road. On the internet I have found this is a very common fault with corsa's and warnings that garages will try and dupe me into paying to have the whole steering column replaced. Many have said this can be fixed inexpensively via sorting out the torque? and possibly replacing some lubrication in the steering (as with age this often sometimes hardens, eventually causing this problem). Can anybody give me advice?? As cant afford to replace the whole thing, advice anybody, anybody know anywhere in Birmingham that is willing to just try sorting the torque thing out at a reasonable price?

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    Alison Nov 26, 2013

    gene sewell, I had already stopped driving it after the second time it locked while driving, as I certainly was worried about killing someone!! As I am not handy enough myself (or confident that the solution in resetting torque and adding lubricant would be a safe and permanent fix) I had taken it to a local Vauxhall dealer service centre. Sure enough they managed to detect faults of steering in electrics and torque through diagnostics tests, said I will need whole new steering column replaced at a cost of.......wait for it... 1440 pounds!!!!



    However the dealership have been in touch with Vauxhall, who have agreed that I will only have to pay only 334 pounds of the cost and they will pay the rest. Obviously this is a recognition that they should take responsibility for the **** design on the steering parts used in these cars. I had made it clear to the service centre manager when I took it in that I knew this was a common in corsas and I was expecting some assistance Vauxhall directly .



    Still feeling quite annoyed though , as if Vauxhall recognise their steering design/systems are rubbish (never mind dangerous) they should surely be paying the whole of the cost, But I may well just accept this offer and the security of knowing that it has all been sorted safely and quickly before anybody gets hurt.





    Thanks to those who responded.

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My advice is stop driving before you kill someone . next if your handy do what any one else would ,take it apart and look for something jamming around the key lock .it could even be the steerring box .
good luck.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

Testimonial: "gene sewell, I had already stopped driving it after the second time it locked while driving, as I certainly was worried about killing someone!! As I am not handy enough myself (or confident that the solution in resetting torque and adding lubricant would be a safe and permanent fix) I had taken it to a local Vauxhall dealer service centre. Sure enough they managed to detect faults of steering in electrics and torque through diagnostics tests, said I will need whole new steering column replaced at a cost of.......wait for it... 1440 pounds!!!! However the dealership have been in touch with Vauxhall, who have agreed that I will only have to pay only 334 pounds of the cost and they will pay the rest. Obviously this is a recognition that they should take responsibility for the **** design on the steering parts used in these cars. I had made it clear to the service centre manager when I took it in that I knew this was a common in corsas and I was expecting some assistance Vauxhall directly . Still feeling quite annoyed though , as if Vauxhall recognise their steering design/systems are rubbish (never mind dangerous) they should surely be paying the whole of the cost, But I may well just accept this offer and the security of knowing that it has all been sorted safely and quickly before anybody gets hurt."

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    gene sewell Nov 26, 2013

    they should be paying for the entire cost .id post the problem on face book and i think you need to write a tv station to see if they can embarrasse the manufacturer into paying for thier poor design. in canada we have places like market place or complaint places on news stations that can usely do something a small person cant . sorry to hear of your injustice. i hope you dont let them get away with this..

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SOURCE: CORSA B STEERING FAULT ( VAUXHAL/OPEl)

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