Here is my problem, I went outside to start my 2006 elantra and the ignition was locked. I could not turn the key. So I turned the steering wheel to see if it would unlock. This did not work. Instead my steering wheel locked up also. Now I cannot start the car and the steering is locked up. I tried jiggling the steering wheel side to side and simultaneously turn the key to unlock everything. Nothing worked, is there somthing that breaks or gives in the steering column that causes this. Any suggestions or has anyone had the same problem.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I figured out the problem. The key cylinder was sticking, I used a small squirt of door lock antifreeze in the key cylinder. Put the key in and slightly turned the steering wheel and woohoo. The car works. If anyone else runs into the same problem, try this solution.