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    Hi all,
    After getting home tonight an error symbol came on the dash.
    It's red and a steering wheel with a padlock in the corner.
    The manual says the car shouldn't start as its an error with the steering wheel lock?

    Any idea if anyone else has had this problem and what the damage may be?

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    It's common on all BMWs with the smart key.
    As there wasn't a mechanical key, and they need steering locks, there is an electronic steering lock on the column.

    This is having an issue, which is the reason for the light. In a lot of cases, it is fixed by a software update (maybe told to not show the light) or in some cases with a new steering column.
    The best thing to do for now is make sure you always park with your wheels straight as it can be caused by the weight of the car pulling on the column/steering wheel and jamming the mechanism.
     
     

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    Cool will do.
    I'll pop to the garage tomorrow.
    I always park with the wheels straight.

    Hopefully it starts in the morning...
     
     

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    Do you think it is covered under warranty?
     
     

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    If you still have warranty remaining, it will be, if not you might get away with "goodwill" where BMW will give some money towards it.
     
     

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    Thanks folks.
    Took car into garage today and wouldn't let me go away with the car as it was a matter of time that it wouldn't start.
    Seems I need a new steering rack? But the item is covered under the warranty.
    So should get it back tomorrow...
     
     

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