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Hi everyone,

I currently drive a V40 D2 with around 65k on the clock, for the past few days the car has developed a problem. When I go to turn it on and drive away the steering wheel wont turn. I turned the car on and off around 4 times and after a minute or so the steering started to work again. I also noticed today that the steering would not return to centre by itself.

The steering not turning only happens (at the moment) after the car has sat overnight but if I make multiple journeys throughout the day it is fine. I hear the steering wheel lock mechanism click to suggest that it has unlocked it for me when starting the car... so i am at a loss? What could it be?
 

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First thing..
The steering returning to the centre in a car has noting to do with the mechanics of the steering system - it is the result of physics. The castor angle of the wheels results in the steering always trying to return to straight as that offers the least friction (that is why the wheel doesn't centre when stationary)

So, I would first wonder have you hit any pot holes that may have affected the steering geometry?

Second...
The V40 has electric power steering, have you checked the following?
Power steering reservoir for fluid
Fuses to confirm the power steering pump is getting power
Fault codes

The fault codes might also reveal the steering lock not releasing properly the first time you turn the ignition on.
 

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Thanks everyone, I managed to get a garage to take a look today. They did the tracking and alligment which was out and noticed it was the original battery from 2013 which was low. So one new battery later and everything seems to be fine! (fingers crossed)
 

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For a super moderator to get that wrong this forum looks a worry!
Do you want to do it?
I'm here to protect you all from spam accounts, false adverts, phishing attempts etc. not to be the be all and end all of every system fitted to a V40.

I can't believe you joined the forum at about 3am just to point out my mistake!
 
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