Spray canned air into the ignition. Volkswagen is aware of this issue and has refused to put out a recall or fix the issue under warranty or good will. Car was driving fine and felt great. Today is the first day I had an error message. The vehicle is disabled and unable to start. Below are just some of the codes that might show up to warn you of starting failure due to steering column lock problems. This is an unsafe condition for manual transmission vehicles, if stalling occurs while in an intersection, and the operator is unable to re-start the engine, and the steering wheel locks.
I now have the top and bottom plastic covers off. Ensure the key is not bent or damaged. All these items were neglected by the dealer. You may still be able to engage the pins needed to start the vehicle by inserting the key in all the way, then pulling it back out slightly. Used a small nylon brush and stuck it in the ignition slot and clean out any debris that was in there -- got a little bit of dirt, some lint.
I will try to trade car in this weekend, wish me luck. Who knows, glad to hear I'm not the only one. The same issue has been widely reported by many vw customers online. Was told by dealership that I need to replace the whole steering assembly. When turning steering wheel to left or right, there is a groan, grinding or whirring sound emitting from the steering assembly; there is also the occasional popping sounding from either left or right, depending on direction and angle of steering input. It is the 2006 Passat 2. I tried again tonight, and put significant turning pressure on the steering wheel to the left and still no luck.
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 pm SimAnn Joined: 29 Jan 2010 Posts: 1 Going to take my Passat in for very same problem. Is this something I should take in to have the dealer look at? The following week, the entire steering wheel clock broke and the air bag light came on. A few short squirts should suffice. The vehicle was maintained on its regular 10,000 mile schedule and did not give any warnings or alerts. The failure and current mileage was 28,000.
Car has 90K on it and was under warranty until then. I am told by service department it is due to a failure of the clockspring hence I must replace the clockspring with control unit and part only is almost 450 dollars, and labor is additional. Instead, apply steady pressure in one direction on the wheel until it unlocks. Debris caught in the ignition can prevent the key from turning, which will prevent the steering wheel from unlocking. I tried rolling it back and no luck. So far this year I have been to the dealership 5 - 6 times this year. I am guessing, I may be able to cut the screw but havent dug deep enough to find out.
The recall for the clock spring stated that the airbag replacement may cause the clock spring to fail. Instead, maintain light pressure on the key and move on to the next step. Contacted the dealership I bought it from as I only had the car for 2 days. The fob is pushed to position 1. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our.
Usually if I take the key out and put it back in it's fine, but I'm a little concerned that I'm getting errors on a car that I've only driven about 200 miles 40,800 total. If there was any debris stuck to the key when you inserted it, it may have gotten caught in the pins of the ignition cylinder. If no go, do the same again pushing clockwise. Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. Instead, apply steady pressure in one direction on the wheel until it unlocks.
Repeat the process a few times to try to move any debris that may be caught in the cylinder. This is on the vw Cc year is 2012. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they declined the claim due to the vehicle was already serviced under case number: 170565403. Instead, apply firm but gentle pressure until the ignition comes unlocked. Not just a code read with a code reader, but a full read out of all self diagnostics. Upon inspecting my car after the incident, the right front wheel was completely unhinged from the vehicles steering and suspension system. Hopefully this is not the case, because it looks like the screw that I could not get to because of my locked steering wheel goes all the way through into the signal stalk.
The dealer performed a diagnostic and was unable to locate a failure code. Looking for what to try next. Then the labels started peeling off of the lock switches. Insert the key completely, then slide it back out. Vehicle towed to body shop and upon further inspection in the day time, the entire lower and upper control arm had completely failed. Start the engine to ensure the steering wheel lock disengages.
The manufacturer was notified and confirmed that the vehicle was serviced per a clock spring recall. The contact stated that the hardware for the steering wheel was on a national back order for a manufacturer's recall. This page is dedicated to the peculiar electronics involved in B6 Passat starting. Keep trying to gently turn the key and the wheel at the same time until the wheel unlocks. It may result in breaking the steering pin, your key, or other internal components. Instead of replacing the clock spring in my car, there was a temporary ¿rubber bamd¿ placed on the steering wheel clock.