A very good mechanic client of ours asked us to look at a faulty steering lock on a 2004 Porsche Cayenne.
Vehicle was towed into their workshop displaying a steering lock malfunction warning on the instrument cluster and would not start.
The electronic steering lock was diagnosed as faulty by our mechanic and a replacement second hand part steering column was ordered with the steering lock attached.
Unfortunately with most modern cars, especially European cars, it’s not as simple as swapping electronic modules from one car to another, as programming of the new module is needed.
The Porsche dealer wasn’t able to program the used electronic steering but instead offered a new unit at a cost of $4,000 + labour and programming.
With our mechanic being out of options, we took the job on to reprogram the used steering lock module which was a success with the car running in under 1hr!
We are hearing more and more of electronic steering locks failing and have decided to expand our knowledge in this area.
If you think you may have a problem with the electronic steering lock on your vehicle, please give us a call.