VW Passat Steering Column Lock Fix

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John
I have an Old iveco . Didn't match anything but your tech persevered and manually cut me a new key . 4 hours of sweating and head scratching ( very impressed)
Mr Karl Hikins
I had ongoing issues with my ML350 intermittent starting. Came across these guys on the net. Called them at 3.30pm car fixed at 7pm. These guys are really professional and really do over achieve. Can't praise them enough. Carl
Anonymous
Excellent service and fast turnaround. Would definitely recommend!
Boyce
The service could not be faulted and exceeded expectations. I would certainly use it again, but hopefully it won't be necessary! A very satisfied customer. The engineer could not have been more helpful or likeable.
Anonymous
Quick, efficient and polite. Excellent service, excellent results.🤗
Anonymous
Very good telephone service to log my call. Engineer was with me within 3 hours of calling and at the expected time. He was very polite and kept me informed of what he was doing. a New key was programmed and working within an hour
Elvinas
On time. Reasonable price. Fast service. Would recomend!
Kevin
It’s a very efficient and quick service.
Jay Patel
Great prompt and friendly service.
Predro
Very good and fast service
Annita
Once driver turned up did not take long to initiate a new key. Very much appreciated and helpful.
Mr Abdirizak Abdikarim
Nice guy and quick thanks you guys
Mrs Fiona Scot Roberts
I lost my volvo keys and it seemed that the only way of replacing them was going to a Volvo dealership. Not only did I have to pay to get the car towed there since it was locked but they had to order the parts then install them and that meant waiting a week and spending around a £1000...Car key solutions offered me an appointment within hours and after an hour with a computer, they gave me two new keys which seem to work immaculately. Cost was £700. Pricey by way faster and cheaper than vovlvo
Veria
Time efficient service. Good and polite agent who explained everything very well. Very recommended!
Mr Andy Washington
Quick, efficient
Window wise trade ltd
EXCELLENT, ABSOLUTELY NO HASSLE. TURNED UP AT EXACTLY THE AGREED TIME , THE OFFICE WERE SO HELPFUL AND I FELT THE PRICE WAS REASONABLE CONSIDERING THE SERVICE PROVIDED. I HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO BUT I WOULD DEFINITELY USE AGAIN.
Mr Tony Willis
Brilliant service. They drove across London to save me a long drive and reprogrammed my key on the spot. Will use this company again.
Mirage Adam
Amazing customer service, they kept me informed when driver was running 20 minutes late & got the job done in 20 minutes once he arrived. Phenomenal service! Thank you so much!
Daniel
The person who sorted out my key was brilliant, best custoner service I have seen for a long time
Carmel
Engineer turned up early - i was not home, but he happily waited until i got there without any fuss. Due to an issue with the car, he couldn't get the remote key to work which bothered him more than me! A good experience and reasonable price considering it is a mobile service.
RF Mummery Roofing Specialist
Fantastic service very quick and a very knowledgeable technician super service.
Anonymous
Excellent and polite technician. Thank you
Unique Locksmiths
Great service as always, we at UNIQUE LOCKSMITHS are extremely happy of our partnership and will carry on working together.
Heidi Evans
Very efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Terrence Hillyer
Very friendly and professional happy with our new keys good service
Sicily Food
good customers service at the phone and professional job about your guys , thank you very much indeed
Mr Falviu Morar
Professional and very efficient.
Marie Kelly
Arrived on time. Explained what they were going to do and how long it would take. Finished before the time stated and I have a working key. Excellent service
Woodstock
Thanks so much for turning a disaster into a triumph! Your speedy response and expertise in solving a tricky problem was incredible!Your engineer was reassuring and his technical expertise and manner quite exemplary!! Thanks again regards. PW Chesham.
Tony Baio
Professional Top
David
Thank you 🙏🏻 great service
Mr Tomas Adomaitis
Outstanding service. Friendly engineer. No mess no damage. Would 100% recommend!!!
Jamie
fast efficient friendly
Ms Sonal Kaur
Good service
Chilongo
The Engineer I think His name is Chris was brilliant. Thank you
Dave Murkin
The technician Chris was very professional, polite and certainly knowledgeable. He turned up on time and produced a replacement key at the price quoted. Pricing was well below other key services. Thanks Chris and "Car Key Solutions"
Jean Reynolds
thank you Victoria for arranging a mechanic to come and fix my grandsons car ,only took half an hour to deal with it if we had done this by any other mans it would have taken well over a week to get another key for the one he lost . Can i also commend your mechanic who did a wonderful job
Anonymous
Fantastic service, I would highly recommend them!
Mr Ross
Very good and helpful, nothing too much of a problem
Sue
Lost two sets of car keys and was cheaper to use these guys than go through my insurance was very happy with their service, didn't have to wait long either.

Does your VW PassatSteering Column (2005-2011) show any of the following symptoms?

  • Shows Steering wheel light on orange every time you put the key in the ignition (with the engine not starting), or;
  • It starts and then cuts out after two seconds, or;
  • Displays ‘Steering column lock defective’ message on the instrument cluster after it has started, or;
  • Red warning steering light comes only comes on with no ignition
  • It does not respond in any way when the key is inserted in ignition, or;
  • It makes a clinking noise when you put the key in ignition but nothing happens.

The most likely cause of the issue is a faulty Volkswagen Passat steering column lock.

It could be that your vehicle is completely immobilised with the steering wheel in a locked position. It may also be that the steering wheel is close to becoming locked if the issue is not quickly resolved. If the problem is identified and resolved before complete failure of the ECSL, you will save yourself the hassle of being stuck with the car in a car park or while you’re shopping.

What is the steering column lock?

All vehicles are fitted with a steering lock as an anti-theft device. The lock for the steering is usually positioned below the steering wheel. This lock is combined with the ignition switch and engaged / disengaged either mechanically via the ignition key or electronically from the vehicle’s electronic control unit locking steering column to prevent being turned without the authorisation required from immobiliser system.

These locks were first introduced on many General Motors products in 1969 drastically reducing thefts – all vehicle manufacturers gradually introduced this as a standardised feature. Traditional mechanical column locks have since been replaced with an electric steering column lock (ESCL) to increase driver’s comfort and provide a safer lock of the steering column.

How does the ESCL work?

When entering the vehicle and the key receiver signal or key reader signal have received correct identification. the ESCL automatically disengages, enabling free turn of the steering wheel. When leaving the vehicle with the correct identification key and a disengaged engine, the ESCL automatically locks the VW Passat steering column.

 

What do I do now?

We can help you to get back on the road with minimum inconvenience if you’ve found yourself in the above situation described above. Car Keys Solutions and OGS Mechanics mobile teams can be with you – replacing and programming your VW Passat steering column lock at your location in London and surrounding M25 areas. If your vehicle is driveable, you can book your vehicle with us to repair the steering column fault at our workshop at a discounted rate.

Electronic steering column locks become defective since they are made of parts that are subject to wear and tear.

 

Call us today to see how we can help.