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    Passat B8 Steering Lock Fault

    Can anyone help !?

    I've got a 2016 VW Passat Estate Business Model which was fine until last week when I had the car valeted. I got the car home and the next time I came to use it, the ignition would not turn on and a red steering wheel with an ! appeared on the dash along with 'Steering Lock Fault!'. I am now unable to move the car or turn the ignition on.

    I can't see that the valet has caused it and I'm assuming it is just a coincidence. Apart from getting the vehicle towed to VW, does anybody have any suggestions? If it does have to go into VW, does anyone have any ideas regarding potential cost? It has over 60,000miles on the clock so is no longer under warranty. We have never had a problem with the vehicle before. Based in South Wales.

    Kind regards

    AJR

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
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    It is a bit young for battery failure but it sounds like that to me.
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