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Steering lock problem

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:40 pm
by Redman
Hi All
Once I have removed my keys from the ignition the steering lock on my car seems to miss/click past a few times before it actually engages. Has anyone else had similar.

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 pm
by M1chaelR
I've had similar but if you leave it a couple of seconds before trying to engage then it shouldn't miss.

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:38 pm
by Redman
M1chaelR wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 pm
I've had similar but if you leave it a couple of seconds before trying to engage then it shouldn't miss.
Thanks for the reply
It never used to do it and I've owned it since new 2,5 years ago. I will give what you say a try

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:01 pm
by M1chaelR
No problem, hope it works!

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:10 am
by astraowner
Is there a good reason for engaging the steering wheel lock ?

I usually just stop the car, turn off the engine, get out and lock the door.

I find that if it is engaged because i had it in the right angle for the pin to engage, i have to wiggle the steering wheel to disengage it

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:54 am
by Redman
Fair point but it has started to annoy my wife as well as me, as we both drive the car. I just also like things working as they should

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:57 am
by Boroboy
No issues at all with mine.
Most cars have some quirks we have to put up with. Mine being my emergency brake assist, have to turn it off from the wheel during every ignition cycle, don't have the setting options to turn it off from. As with the newer K's.... :lol: Would love vaux to bring a software update out to enable this function from the settings screen. So far they're not playing ball.

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:30 pm
by astraowner
Boroboy wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:57 am
No issues at all with mine.
Most cars have some quirks we have to put up with. Mine being my emergency brake assist, have to turn it off from the wheel during every ignition cycle, don't have the setting options to turn it off from. As with the newer K's.... :lol: Would love vaux to bring a software update out to enable this function from the settings screen. So far they're not playing ball.
This must be a "we wont" as there should be absolutely NO reason that they COULD NOT.

I bet it's 100% pure software and updating the relevant modules (Radio etc) would make them able to enable the feature.

Maybe they won't because they fear that they will be swamped with costumers demanding this upgrade.

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm
by Boroboy
astraowner wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Boroboy wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:57 am
No issues at all with mine.
Most cars have some quirks we have to put up with. Mine being my emergency brake assist, have to turn it off from the wheel during every ignition cycle, don't have the setting options to turn it off from. As with the newer K's.... :lol: Would love vaux to bring a software update out to enable this function from the settings screen. So far they're not playing ball.
This must be a "we wont" as there should be absolutely NO reason that they COULD NOT.

I bet it's 100% pure software and updating the relevant modules (Radio etc) would make them able to enable the feature.

Maybe they won't because they fear that they will be swamped with costumers demanding this upgrade.
Exactly. I did get a reply from the Tec department, after contacting vaux customer services and ringing 3 dealerships about it. Basically said as it wasn't a factory option on my car, they can't/won't change it or authorise an update to the dealer to enable them to do so. I tried arguing until I was blue in the face, regarding safety implications of a faulty self braking system. To no avail. I just turn it off now. Can live with that.

Re: Steering lock problem

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:40 pm
by astraowner
Boroboy wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Exactly. I did get a reply from the Tec department, after contacting vaux customer services and ringing 3 dealerships about it. Basically said as it wasn't a factory option on my car, they can't/won't change it or authorise an update to the dealer to enable them to do so. I tried arguing until I was blue in the face, regarding safety implications of a faulty self braking system. To no avail. I just turn it off now. Can live with that.
This is exactly the reason why they should not be allowed to lock down their cars with VCI codes with encryption that only they can give you.

I REALLY hope some day, someone cracks this whole VCI part and releases a tool so that independent garages can service these cars also.

There is SO much nowadays that is pure software. It's nearly impossible to do anything on your own.

If your radio stops working, you can not buy a second hand one from a scrapper and fit it. Nooo, it will need to go to vauxhall for coding. Atleast on older vauxhall's you would get the access code to do these things yourself.