The steering column was damaged after an attempted theft.
Hi. It’s difficult for me to give you advice without knowing the extent of damage they did to your column. In some cases, all that needs to be replaced is the ignition cylinder and/or switch. This is a pretty simple procedure that calls for a little over an hour of labor. On the other hand, the thief may have gone under the column and damaged some of the wiring. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can inspect for electrical problems and repair any failing components.
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