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MY 2008 Volvo s80 will not start says steering wheel locked

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MY 2008 Volvo s80 will not start says steering wheel locked and brake pedal wont depress then flashes put car in park but it is in park.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

Hello and Welcome -

My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise.

Try gripping the steering wheel and turning it from left / then right you attempt to turn the key to start.

Often this will get it to work - and after then you can have it looked at.

Common issues are with the lock on the steering wheel being faulty - but you can have other things at fault - such as the brake switch faulty... You can check if the brake lights are working.. if they are not, thats a good sign that the brake switch is your fault - a new switch would be the answer there though check the connection to the switch first . ( Its located up the back of the brake pedal )

Hopefully you will get it going one way or the other as above...but if not, then Im afraid you will need breakdown service / garage help to run tests / diag checks and go from there.

Let me know how you go..and / or let me know if you need anything further on this..

~>>~~>>~ Meanwhile now at this point- Please do click on the "Exc / Ok rating" for me at this time.. "Thank you" in advance for that .

.. Note that you can get back to me anytime at all after doing the rating - it doesn't close you out --

Best Rgds, MIKE

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

Hi again -

I note you never got back to me re the above.. If you do need any further help on this at all , do let me know..or if we are done, I just need you to click on the OK ratings for me at this point - Thank you kindly - and you are welcome back anytime at all.

Kind Rgds, MIKE.