How do you unlock the steering wheel in a Honda Odyssey?

How can I unlock the steering wheel on my Honda Odyssey? It’s totally stuck in place and I’m not sure what I did!

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Usually, your steering wheel locks in place if you pull it downward while entering or exiting the vehicle. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to unlock the steering wheel in your
Honda Odyssey
  • ​​First, try to turn your wheel from one side to the other. You should feel it give just a little in one direction.
  • When you feel the wheel give, pull the wheel in that direction and hold it there.
  • Try to start your Honda with the wheel still held in that direction.
  • If your car starts, your steering wheel should unlock.
  • If your car doesn’t start, try again with your wheel pulled in the opposite direction.
If your wheel is still locked after you’ve tried both sides, you may need to
call a mechanic
to help you out.
This incident is a great reminder to make sure your vehicle is sufficiently protected in the event of more serious mishaps!
can help.
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