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My 2010 dodge avenger has a broken steering column due to attempted theft how will this affect starting n driving

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There is no way to definitively tell what to expect without being able to inspect the extent of the damage. If there is electrical damage to the ignition, the vehicle may not be able to start until repairs are made. If the steering column itself is physically damaged, the steering wheel may be difficult to turn, it may grind, and it may not return to center when released. If the damage is minimal, you may have no issues at all. The only way to know is to attempt to start the vehicle and see if it is drivable. Please be careful when testing the vehicle, and be prepared to stop immediately if there are serious issues. Good luck!

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