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> S40 Steering Locked Please Try Again, Won't start
OHS40
post Feb 4 2009, 05:59 PM
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I've been trying to find info on the "Steering Locked - Please Try Again" message. I've got a 2004.5 S40. Wife's car, we love it. It doesn't look like I'll be able to avoid a tow to the dealer. Same situation as others I've read. Parked the car and it won't start. Displays "Steering Locked - Please Try Again", "Steering Failure -Service Required". I thought I'd try turning the wheel to the stops and disco the batt. I've tried the 2nd key. Any info would be great! I didn't realize it would be difficult to find service info prior to buying the Volvo. Being a former mech I still do some work myself but data is hard to come by. Thanks in advance.
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post Feb 6 2009, 04:40 PM
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most likely the part you put your key in to is at fault, quite common on early models. Does not need to be programed if replaced.
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post Feb 23 2009, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (OHS40 @ Feb 4 2009, 06:59 PM)
I've been trying to find info on the "Steering Locked - Please Try Again" message. I've got a 2004.5 S40. Wife's car, we love it. It doesn't look like I'll be able to avoid a tow to the dealer. Same situation as others I've read. Parked the car and it won't start. Displays "Steering Locked - Please Try Again", "Steering Failure -Service Required". I thought I'd try turning the wheel to the stops and disco the batt. I've tried the 2nd key. Any info would be great! I didn't realize it would be difficult to find service info prior to buying the Volvo. Being a former mech I still do some work myself but data is hard to come by. Thanks in advance.



hi there

i had a similar problem to yours a couple of days ago, i have just got it back from the dealers.
the SCU (start switch steering wheel lock) is a comon fault on a the volvo s40, i have a volvo s40 2.0 2005 model, i wouldnt k now how much it costs because i had warranty left on my car and it came under that. i would advise you to take it to the dealers and have it diagnosed, the will tell you what it is and if you want you can have it done private
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post May 27 2009, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (rajasaab)
hi there

i had a similar problem to yours a couple of days ago, i have just got it back from the dealers.
the SCU (start switch steering wheel lock) is a comon fault on a the volvo s40, i have a volvo s40 2.0 2005 model, i wouldnt k now how much it costs because i had warranty left on my car and it came under that. i would advise you to take it to the dealers and have it diagnosed, the will tell you what it is and if you want you can have it done private


branart23 May 27 2009, 2 PM

I too had the same problem yesterday with my 2006 s40! I went to the store and when I came out and my car would not start. Message board read "steering failure, and Immobilizer see manual" I tried unlock and lock the doors 5x as suggested by others, unhooked battery, and still nothing had to have it towed 180 miles to volvo dealer and have not yet heard back. My warranty is 500miles past and I will pay out of pocket (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) I will post back to this page to let others who may have this problem in the future know what was wrong.
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