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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
STEERING COLUMN LOCK PROBLEMS

Volkswagen Passat steering column lock images:

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Volkswagen Passat models manufactured between 2005 and 2011 are prone to electronic steering column lock failures, meaning the car can no longer be driven until that failure is dealt with. Previously the steering column lock had been mechanical, but for these particular models it was replaced by the ESCL – the Electric Steering Column Lock.

There are often warning signs before the ESCL fails completely, including the need to try starting your Passat several times in a row, or the appearance of a dashboard warning light such as this one:

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WHERE THE STEERING COLUMN LOCK IS LOCATED

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QUESTIONS

When the key is inserted into the ignition barrel, the factory-installed immobiliser system looks for the code in the transponder chip contained within the key. If the code is correct the ESCL automatically disengages, and re-engages once more when the key is removed.

In the video, you can see how a VW Passat steering column lock is repaired.

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PASSAT CAR KEYS SOLUTIONS

Our technicians in our London and Milton Keynes workshops have the expertise and dealer-grade technology to diagnose your steering column lock problems, replace the faulty module and re-program it.  Or they can come to you at your convenience, whether you’re at home or at work or, in an emergency, by the roadside. They’ll be with you anywhere in London and the Home Counties within an hour of your call on 020 3393 5669

If you’d like to learn more about the steering column lock and the way it works, these two blog posts may be of interest: VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2005-2011 STEERING COLUMN LOCK FIX and MERCEDES STEERING COLUMN LOCK FAULT FIX.

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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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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.

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

Monday to Sunday:
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286-288 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2DB

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