Steering wheel LOCKS while driving!!! whats going on!!! - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum
8thCivic.com

Go Back   8th Generation Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civic Technical > Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2008, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 37
Steering wheel LOCKS while driving!!! whats going on!!!

SO this happened about 7 times this year.

I start the car, turn the wheel and start moving like 5mph and then the steering wheel just stops turning! It feels as if the power steering just shut off and then an orange steering wheel sign comes on my dash board. EVERYTHING else is working fine, the gas the breaks... so i turn off the car and turn it back on and everything is normal again...

I thought something was wrong, but today, I was actually driving 40mph local and it happened!! I was freaking out cause I couldn't turn my steering wheel! There was the orange steering wheel sign. Does anybody know why it is doing this? Did this happen to anyone else? Let me know please!
jo3park is offline  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-20-2008, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
twfa1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 714
08 si sedan
that's nuts!!!

what civic model do you have? is it one equipped with electric steering?
twfa1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 04:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Cylestyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: At home
Posts: 118
Asher
Sounds like you have a Civic SI as the R18s don't have the orange EPS icon. Something's faulty with the EPS motor in this case.
Cylestyne is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 07:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
VIP Member
 
NBPRudy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 64,412
Could be EPS related.

I wouldn't fool around with it...just take it to your dealer and have them look at it and fix it.

You might even want to consider towing it,this could be dangerous and may cause you to have an accident!!!
NBPRudy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 07:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
Si-Onara


 
JEA86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Glen Daniel WV
Age: 28
Posts: 5,874
Jeremy
like stated above, GO GET THIS CHECKED. Man that is dangerous
JEA86 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Keith Ngo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Atlanta
Age: 31
Posts: 220
Keith Ngo
take it to your dealer and have them look at it and fix it and stop driving it.
Keith Ngo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
fern2021's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Age: 30
Posts: 95
that is some scary stuff right there. does it feel like it gets really, really hard to move or does it completely lock? either way though, you need to take it to get it fixed, i'd be freaking out and scared to drive it.
fern2021 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Duce2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,227
To the dealer ASAP, as a matter of fact have it towed there, don't even drive it
Duce2k is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 38
Dang...its dangerous to drive with wheel lock up...Have dealer check it out for you man...I still want to see some civic out there, not some wrecked on the street....Hurry up and have it fix man...
xxiong12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 09:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
citizh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eastern Shore - MD
Age: 23
Posts: 6,435
JOE
WOW, thats f***in crazy:SHOCKED:
citizh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 12:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
krazy2o6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: seattle, WA
Age: 24
Posts: 926
Henry To
like everyone said dealership and if they can't fix it lemon law ftw!
krazy2o6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 01:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 592
I smell BS. You can still steer the car with the PS off. Just turn your key off while coasting and wait until the PS quits, it's stiff as hell but you can still get around any corner.
killsw1tch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 03:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Implosive_Disgorgence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,301
Erick
^^^ very true. but its still insanely dangerous if your in mid turn or going in between lanes.

take this to the dealer immediately
Implosive_Disgorgence is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 04:14 AM   #14 (permalink)


 
dentrecords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The Great White North
Age: 32
Posts: 141,752
Dent
lol awesome

it's only happened 7 times so far eh?

I don't know why the first X number of times weren't enough of a clue to take that in.. but count yourself lucky not to have wrecked. Take it to the dealer and stress just how not impressed you were.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeezerSi View Post
stroke this
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
I haz no bawlz
dentrecords is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wheel locks dnbsi Civic SI 19 09-25-2008 11:23 PM
Door locks after 3 seconds of driving rsands1 Civic SI 27 01-07-2008 12:41 PM
Wheel locks? scubastevect64 I.C.E., Electrical, Security, & Navigation 6 11-29-2007 06:00 PM
Wheel Locks Elmacho Wheel And Tire Upgrades 4 04-22-2006 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
copyright 8thcivic.com - all rights reserved