2023 Cadillac CT5 — Owner's Manual – Page #32

Posted on 27 Jul, 2022
Model: 2023 Cadillac CT5
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Cadillac CT5 Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-16500419) -
2023 - CRC - 5/6/22
Keys, Doors, and Windows 31
Steering Column Lock
If equipped, the steering
column lock is a
theft-deterrent device. This
feature locks the steering
column when the vehicle is
turned off and the driver door
is opened, or when the driver
door is opened and then the
vehicle is turned off. The
steering column unlocks when
the vehicle is turned on.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) may display one of these
A message to service the
steering column lock
indicates that an issue has
been detected with the
column lock feature and the
vehicle should be serviced.
A message that the steering
column is locked indicates
that the engine is running,
but the steering column is
still locked. It is normal for
the column to be locked
during a remote start, but
the column should unlock
after the brake pedal is
pressed and the vehicle is
started. No message will
display during a remote
A message that the steering
wheel must be turned and
the vehicle must be started
again indicates that the
column lock mechanism is
bound, the column locking
device was unable to unlock
the steering column, and the
vehicle did not start. If this
happens, immediately turn
the steering wheel from side
to side to unbind the column
lock. If this does not unlock
the steering column, turn the
vehicle off and open the
driver door to reset the
system. Then turn the
vehicle on and immediately
turn the steering wheel side
to side for about 15 seconds.
In some cases, it may take
significant force to unbind
the column.
To keep the steering column
from binding, straighten the
front wheels before turning
off the vehicle.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 496.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to
be manually armed or
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle
is turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the ignition is
turned on or to accessory
mode and a valid remote key is
present in the vehicle.

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