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MERCEDES SPRINTER STEERING LOCK PROBLEMS

Do you have any of these problems with your Sprinter W906, manufactured between 2006 and 2013?

  • Total starting failure
  • Key can’t be turned in the ignition switch
  • Key can’t be turned in the ignition switch - plus a clicking sound
  • Key can be turned in the ignition switch, but it takes several attempts before the engine starts
  • Steering wheel stuck in locked position
  • Remote unable to operate central locking

Models affected: Mercedes Sprinter W906 manufactured between 2006 and 2013

Common causes: faulty steering column lock or faulty key

With every ignition cycle both the steering column lock and the key will degrade until they start wearing out and eventually fail.

Steering column locks, and how they work

The very first steering column locks were mechanical, introduced by General Motors in 1969 before Ford, Chrysler and AMC followed suit the next year.

Usually located around halfway along the steering column, the lock itself is controlled by the ignition switch: when it receives the correct coded signal from the key a small electric motor disengages the locking mechanism and, when the key is removed, engages it once more to prevent vehicle theft.

The lock itself needs to be programmed to synchronise with the vehicle, and that synchronisation can only be performed once.

How we can help you

We stock genuine Mercedes Sprinter locking modules, and our mobile technicians can travel to your location anywhere in London and the Home Counties. They can often replace a faulty steering column lock on the same day – and supply a new ignition key to go with it. (We also strongly recommend having a duplicate key created and programmed for you there and then – it only takes a few minutes and can save you days of grief and a great deal of expense if anything should happen to that single Sprinter key.)

All in all, it’s a much better option than having to arrange recovery of your Sprinter and delivery to a Mercedes dealership – and much more cost effective, as well!

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“ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS AND SPOT ON SERVICE”

“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

Chelsey Meuio Santos

“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling
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OUR LOCATIONS

It couldn’t be easier to arrange an appointment for a time and location that suits you, any time between 8am and 10pm every day, anywhere in London and the Home Counties. Or you’re more than welcome to visit one of our London and Milton Keynes workshops to have your key duplicated.

EAST FINCHLEY

East Finchley
142-144 East End Road, London, N2 0RZ

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

KILBURN

Killburn
286-288 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2DB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

SOUTH LONDON

South London
220-222 Portland Road, South Norwood SE25 4QB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

MILTON KEYNES

 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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08:00-22:00