Q: Steering wheel warning light coming up

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My steering wheel is not working. A warning light with a red steering wheel and an exclamation point is coming up on the dashboard.

The problem may be the vehicle security system preventing the wheel from turning. The issue may be the ignition switch, ignition lock, steering lock, steering column, or a security malfunction. I recommend having a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your steering wheel and diagnose exactly what is causing it to act up.

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