Service: Steering Column Lock

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Wald92
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Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Wald92 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 pm

Hey Guys...

got a bit of an issue with my beloved Astra MY2018 (Ultimate - Keyless Entry).
The issue started sporadically, i’d get the message in the display but the column would still lock when engine off and open door...

I reported it to the dealer and he checked the error codes... found one.. which has led to him ordering a new door-contact (lock)... fitting is Monday.

Now the issue has developed and the steering column does not lock anymore... basically it is always in the ‘open’ position...

Now I have no clue would could be causing the issue... but the car is staying at the dealer on Monday to have it all checked...

Has anybody ever experienced this before?

The error message appears when doing the following:

- engine off / opened door
- when the car has been locked
- when unlocking the car
- when starting the car

You can cancel the error message and it is then forgotten till one of the above named things are done...

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Steel_Blade
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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Steel_Blade » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Seems pretty basic - every time the column should lock or unlock you are getting the message because there is a fault in the system. For once, I'd go along with what the dealer is telling you for now.
(Ordered 24/3/16) Power Red Elite Nav 1.6i 200PS with :
18 inch bi-colour alloys, Parking Pack, Smartphone holder, Steel spare wheel, Driving assistance pack 1, Keyless entry and start, IntelliLux LED headlights, Power driver's seat. Collected 10/6/16.


Wald92
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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Wald92 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:01 pm

It’s just a tad irritating seeing the message :)
I’ll be amused if the door contact sensor is causing the issue, but we will see on Monday.


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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Wald92 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:58 am

Update:
changing the doorlock didn't solve the issue.. my Dealer has now ordered a new Steering Column Lock Module (Opel/Vauxhall orders)... we'll see if that solves the issue.


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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Steel_Blade » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:20 pm

Steel_Blade wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:19 pm
For once, I'd go along with what the dealer is telling you for now.
Ok, so we're still waiting for a dealer to diagnose a problem correctly first time!
(Ordered 24/3/16) Power Red Elite Nav 1.6i 200PS with :
18 inch bi-colour alloys, Parking Pack, Smartphone holder, Steel spare wheel, Driving assistance pack 1, Keyless entry and start, IntelliLux LED headlights, Power driver's seat. Collected 10/6/16.


Wald92
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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Wald92 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 pm

Had an update from the dealer...
Part can’t be delivered till the beginning of May... seems that a lot of dealers have requested this part...
I just hope once it’s swapped... I don’t have to worry about it anymore :lol:


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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by ipettkov » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:55 am

what happened with your issue there ? I keep getting the same msg. I will be changing oil and air filters soon and I will have them to check this issue as well.
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17" Alloys, Winter 2 pack, OPC interior pack( perforated steering wheel, aluminim pedals, sports mode & black ceiling),AGR semi-electric, Parking pack( rear cam,BSP), IntelliNav with Matrix LED Headlights


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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by mariocb » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:08 pm

I had this problem 4 months ago and it was fixed with an update .

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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by Scotty_b » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:43 pm

Needs a new steering lock. I had to wait 7 weeks for the part.
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Re: Service: Steering Column Lock

Post by ipettkov » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:51 pm

Is it safe to drive like this? I mean the locking mechanism is faulty. What if it locks the steering while the car is driven?
Astra K 1.6T AT
17" Alloys, Winter 2 pack, OPC interior pack( perforated steering wheel, aluminim pedals, sports mode & black ceiling),AGR semi-electric, Parking pack( rear cam,BSP), IntelliNav with Matrix LED Headlights


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