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      09-15-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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Scary Problem - steering wheel locked while driving

im 1 block away from home going about 30 mph and about to make the turn into my block and the steering locked up after turning about 5 inches

i almost hit a tree


has anyone else experianced this?

i drove around the block 5 more times and it didnt happen again, but im still scared now for it may happen again
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      09-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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i don't think many have experienced that, otherwise BMW would have a huge class action lawsuit against on their hands. i think the obvious answer here is to take the car in for service immediately, and insist that they do a thorough inspection. that's not the kind of problem you want a cursory inspection on.
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      09-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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um wtf, thats scaaaary! id def. have someone take a look at that immediately before you or others could run chance of getting injured! :/
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my car only has 2500 miles, only had it for 2 months , im gonna call the dealer 2morrow
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Damn that sucks. Glad you didn't hit anything. I hope this doesn't show up for a lot of 2011s.

Be prepared to hear "unable to duplicate issue" from the dealership though
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i don't think many have experienced that, otherwise BMW would have a huge class action lawsuit against on their hands. i think the obvious answer here is to take the car in for service immediately, and insist that they do a thorough inspection. that's not the kind of problem you want a cursory inspection on.
it was locked up completly ,i cudnt even move it , i was trying so hard, it unlocked when i stoped and turned it in the other direction and then back the was i was trying to turn
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      09-15-2010, 11:21 PM   #7
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my car only has 2500 miles, only had it for 2 months , im gonna call the dealer 2morrow
give us an update tomorrow about what they said!
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Damn that sucks. Glad you didn't hit anything. I hope this doesn't show up for a lot of 2011s.

Be prepared to hear "unable to duplicate issue" from the dealership though
i wonder if i did hit that tree would they have blamed it on me, maybe i would of had to die like those lexus drivers before they did anything at all
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give us an update tomorrow about what they said!
sure will
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      09-15-2010, 11:50 PM   #10
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yeah keep us posted, glad that your ok!
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That is unheard of... and dangerous. We don't have a locking steering wheel/column on this car, nor electric power steering, which could have a mind of its own. I'm baffled . Please keep us posted man.
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Sounds awful, glad you're alright. Definitely keep us posted on what the dealer says.
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Thanks guys,ill keep you all posted tommorrow
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wow that is scary let us know man
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I'd have it flatbedded to the dealer. No sense endangering your life or others in a case like this.
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its most likely your steering rack that needs inspection, it happened to me once on the 528i, and i cant get it to happen again. have the dealer throughly inspect your steering rack/column
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I'd have it flatbedded to the dealer. No sense endangering your life or others in a case like this.
agreed. and i believe that shoudl be part of your bmw service. i forget, since i've never used it. but as i recall, you should be able to have your car towed to your dealership
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Do you have comfort access of do you insert the key into the slot. Maybe (just guessing) the key popped out slightly and locked the steering wheel. Was the motor still running when you stopped?
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Yeah man, FLATBED it to the dealer. Dont drive it. Call "roadside assistance" and they will tow it in for you. Don't risk that happening again....holy sh#T!
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definitely bring the car to dealer for investigation. not safe to drive like that as it will happen again for sure.
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      09-16-2010, 11:06 AM   #21
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Bro thats F*CKED up. Probably from all the potholes on Francis Lewis
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Subscribed for the update on this. That's terrifying...
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