BMW e90 3 Series Steering Wheel Lock

Does your e90 3 series have an issue with the steering wheel lock? Book an appointment online with our BMW mechanic in Jacksonville, FL. Best labor rates in town.

A common problem with the BMW e90 3 series is a faulty steering wheel lock. Some owners report that when they put the key in the ignition, the car won’t start, and the steering lock symbol will illuminate on the dashboard. When this happens, you won’t be able to even turn the key into the start position. The owners will have to either wiggle or reinsert the key to get the engine to finally start. If you are having similar troubles, it would be advised to contact an independent BMW master mechanic, like the ones at Bavarian RennSport for repairs.

The BMW e90 3 series includes the Sedan (e90), the Sport Wagon (e91), the Coupe (e92) and the Convertible (e93). Between 2006-2012, this BMW was one of the top-selling luxury cars in North America. While the number of complaints about the steering wheel lock makes the issue appear to be common, when you compare it to the actual number of vehicles on the road, the percentage of e90s with this issue is rather small. While not a prevalent problem, it is one that owners could encounter at the most inconvenient times. Even if you haven’t experienced an issue with the steering wheel lock, you may want to have your steering wheel lock inspected by a BMW technician at Bavarian RennSport, so the problem doesn’t happen when you are in a rush to get somewhere or traveling far from home.

Some BMW owners that experience this issue have had to have their entire steering columns replaced, while others are able to solve the issue with simple software updates or computer resets. Each case is very different so there are various solutions that are required to fix the issue. BMW has not issued an official recall for the BMW steering wheel locks, but the problem is well-known by the team at our independent BMW repair shop.

Bavarian RennSport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics in Jacksonville, FL that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book your an appointment to have your e90 3 series diagnosed today!

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