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The steering column lock unlocks and locks in conjunction with the vehicle's locking system. The steering column lock also locks automatically after a time delay. When the vehicle’s electrical system is switched off and the smart key is removed from the vehicle, the steeringling column lock locks.


During vehicle recovery, a smart key must remain inside the vehicle so that the steering column lock remains unlocked. Towing while the steering column lock is locked may cause damage to the vehicle.

If the steering column lock malfunctions, the instrument panel displays the message Steering column locked. If this occurs:

  1. Lock and then unlock the vehicle using the smart key.

  2. Try again to unlock the steering column lock. Turn the steering wheel gently to the left and right.


    The steering column lock may malfunction if the steering column is under load. For example if the vehicle is parked with the steering on full lock, the steering wheel position may inadvertently press a front tyre against a kerb.

If the problem persists, seek qualified assistance immediately.