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Steering wheel won't lock - neither will the doors

I just bought a 2005 Volvo S60 w/low mileage. Today, when I got to work, took the key out and opened the door, the bell was dinging. I couldn't figure out what the problem was because the car was in park, parking brake set, lights off, and no error message or icon displayed. When I got out of the car and hit the lock button on the remote, nothing happened. I manually locked the doors with the key in the door, but they immediately unlocked. So I got back in the car and tried to turn the steering wheel. Sure enough, it turned freely, though not easily. So I put the key back in, turned to position 2 and moved the steering wheel back and forth. Took the key out again, noticed the dinging had gone away and the steering wheel would only turn a couple of inches - it was locked. I got out and locked the doors with the remote. So I realized that the issue was that the steering wheel wouldn't lock, thus the doors wouldn't lock either. I've never heard of such a thing! And when I search the web and this forum, I can't find anything there either. Has anyone ever had, or heard of, this issue??

Thanks!

Mike

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  • michael0217 Oct 18, 2009

    morse008, thanks for your response! You're right on. It doesn't do it as much now (I squirted some graphite lock lube in there) but it still happens every now and then. When if does, I just tap the ignition lock cylinder with my knuckle and you can here it click and all is well. So it is getting hung up on something. Do you have any suggestions? If not, I think I'll just squirt some more graphite in there.

    Thanks!

    Mike

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I have a 2005 kia sendona lx it has a steering issue when I turn the wheel wants to pull back opposite way not sure what causing this issue

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Sounds as if the locking mechanism is wearing out or not making the proper connection to the steering wheel

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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    Duane Morse Oct 18, 2009

    yes if you have access to a compressor try and use forced air to possibly dislodge whatever may have gotten into in the 1st place ...mcdonalds ? could be huh glad to helped you

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SOURCE: Door bell keeps going off even when driving

theres a wire under the stering wheel that you can unplug i had the same promblem easy to fix just get real close to the floor board and you will hear that loud ding under the sterring wheel trace it down and un plug it its fine to do so

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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