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Steering wheel lock

I pulled into a parking place just fine. Went to leave and the wheel would not turn. Called dealer and was told I locked it and just to keep working it to free it. Finally managed to maneuver it out of parking space and got to dealer. Without explanation of what is wrong, was told entire steering column must be replaced. Elantra is 2yrs old with 27,000 miles. Any explanations of what went wrong?

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Without actually inspecting it myself, no. I cannot explain why the service department at the dealership didn't (couldn't) give you an explanation. Guess work is not something I like to do, however, since they told you the entire column needs replacing, my BEST guess is that the column was defective from the factory/ manufacturer... simply got past the quality control folks.

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