my key won't turn in my ignition the steering wheel is locked what do i do.

Brandon Froehlich

Asked by Sep 03, 2015 at 11:06 PM about the 2002 Ford Focus LX

Question type: General

4 Answers

Sterling Grinnell

try turning the wheel either way it might be pressing against the lock and keeping the key from turning


It's a anti theft feature in most vehicles. So the key should turn and unlock your steering column. When you turn the steering wheel back and fourth left to right. Example doesn't matter right to left.


If the moves up and down for comfort they moving it up and down , these turn wheel. If your parked into a curb it might take a hot of work to get the steering wheen moved.


These are the correct answers EXCEPT they forgot to mention that you should try to turn the key as you move the steering wheel. It won't free up just turning the wheel.

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