all steering wheel controls stopped working!
I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t know if an independent mechanic can work on that, but that’s where I would start!
I was assuming he meant things like cruise control or stereo control, not the actual wheel itself…wouldn’t it be great if @angel48 would actually come back and provide more info without becoming another “Ask Someone Who Owns One” ghost???
That likely would be affected with a bad clock spring. It’s the part that transfers signals from the steering wheel controls (cruise control, volume buttons and so on) around a turning steering wheel to the cables/wiring that go to the individual components the buttons control.
Edit: I believe a bad clock spring could actually prevent the airbag from deploying.
If the airbag was effected the air bag light should be on.
I have steering wheel controls on my 2012 Camry, don’t use them and would not fix them if they were broken/
One more vote for Clockspring, there’s little else that could be the culprit