At least half the time when I park my 2006 Mazda Tribute, the steering wheel and the ignition key lock. So far I have always been able to turn the ignition key on and start the car if I jiggle the steering wheel. It appears to happen randomly, whether the wheels are turned or straight. I am afraid that at some point I will not be able to jiggle the steering wheel enough to unlock the ignition.
Since I have never owned a car with this type of anti-theft system, is this an unusual occurrence or is it an indication of a deterioration of the ignition tumblers? The vehicle has 60,000 miles. I am a second owner but the previous owner for some reason had the keys reprogrammed two years ago.
Should I have the car checked by a locksmith or a dealer? Nothing was broken in the first place. I would need a better explanation before going to a dealership.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 AT 11:31 PM