Q: Car not turning left or right

asked by on

My car won't turn left or right. It does turn on however.

This is most likely a problem with the electronic steering lock. When you insert the key into the ignition slot the steering wheel should unlock, via an electric motor in the steering column. If this motor malfunctions, the wheel will not unlock and will need to be replaced. Additionally, if the computer does not recognize the ignition key, it will not unlock the steering wheel. It will take a factory level scan tool and a qualified technician like one from YourMechanic to accurately diagnose your turning issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car not turning left or right

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Wipers don't turn off on 1995 Volvo 960

Hello. This is a problem with the wiper module. The module fails internally and causes the wipers to continue to stay on. I always check for power at the module first to see if it is getting the on signal....

Q: Csr is dead how to i open trunk in xc70 vovlo

Hi there. If your battery is dead, you could possible connect another battery (via Jumpstart method) from another car, which would supply the trunk lock with enough power to open. Try that, if it doesn't work, you'll have to contact...

Q: Dash lights and gauges going on and off

Hey there. A problem like this is usually caused by some sort of electrical fault, be it in a switch, perhaps a fuse, or even wiring. As electrical problems can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.