How To Unlock a Steering Wheel

2022 Volkswagen Arteon Interior Steering Wheel

You’re getting ready to tackle your Easton commute but when you try to utilize your vehicle, you’ve noticed the steering wheel has become locked. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry as a locked steering wheel is typically a safety feature so you don’t have to try to schedule a service appointment right away. The steps to unlock a steering wheel are simple and straightforward and you can likely unlock it on your own before visiting our service center.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Learn how to unlock a steering wheel today with Silko Volkswagen! We’ll also go over how to lock your steering wheel intentionally as well so that you can enjoy added security if you’re driving somewhere near Stoughton that you’re not familiar with!

How To Unlock a Steering Wheel in 4 Easy Steps

If your steering wheel has become locked, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t even need any special tools to get your steering wheel to unlock. All it takes is a few simple steps and before you know it, you can be on your way on the West Bridgewater roads. Here are the steps to unlocking your steering wheel:

  1. Take note of which way your steering wheel is locked. Is it locked when you turn to your left or did it move a bit when you turned your steering wheel to the left? Whichever way the steering wheel slightly moves when you turn it, is the direction you’ll want to pay attention to.
  2. Pull and hold the steering wheel in the direction where you noticed that it moved slightly. You don’t need to use excessive force when doing this.
  3. Insert the key into the ignition and start the vehicle as you’re holding the steering wheel.
  4. If you notice that it doesn’t work, try pulling and holding the steering wheel in the other direction while starting your vehicle. The steering wheel should unlock itself if done correctly.

How To Lock Your Steering Wheel

Now that you know how to unlock your steering wheel easily, there may be some instances where you’ll want to purposely lock your steering wheel. Locking your steering wheel can add an extra layer of protection for your vehicle as it can make it more difficult for someone to quickly start your vehicle. Let’s take a look at how to lock your steering wheel:

  1. Turn your vehicle off.
  2. Take the key out of the ignition.
  3. Turn your steering wheel in one direction until you hear a click. Your steering wheel should now be unlocked.

Get Help With Unlocking Your Steering Wheel at Silko Volkswagen!

If you’re having issues getting your steering wheel unlocked, our experts in Brockton can assist. Connect with us online or stop by our dealership today and we can walk you over the steps on how to unlock your steering wheel!


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