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i noticed the other day after double locking the key fob while in the car i went to move the steering and it has no lock.... my ls spark doesn't as well but odd cruze doesn't. any one else?
 

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My 12 eco did not......nor does my 15 Trax.....nor does my wifes 08 Malibu....I won't speculate why, but never cared for it.
Made steering wheel/signal switch service a PITA that required owning more tools......specifically the lock plate/column pre loader.

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OP, how far did you turn the steering wheel (left and right) and I assume it was in park?
 
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From what I'm reading, the steering wheel lock was mandated to curtail auto thefts. But the locks had a tendency to engage while driving - very dangerous. So the shift has been from steering wheel lock to immobilizers. Without the ECM talking with your fob, your car isn't starting. Good luck trying to hot wire it. I suppose it could be done, but it would be more like hacking the computer system then the hotwire tricks of old.
 

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Maybe the automatics don't since they have the brake-park interlock thing. I've honestly never bothered to check.
 

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My '14 Cruze with auto transmission has a steering lock.
 

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Well never mind on that theory.
What about key verses keyless? A car with a key could easily work just like the ones 20 years ago, but with the keyless ignition, that would force a redesign.
 

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What about key verses keyless? A car with a key could easily work just like the ones 20 years ago, but with the keyless ignition, that would force a redesign.
Eco and diesel, the two mentioned, are both keyed.

The only keyless ones would be a 2LT (optional) or LTZ.
 

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i won't speculate why, but never cared for it.
Made steering wheel/signal switch service a pita that required owning more tools......specifically the lock plate/column pre loader.
i dont like them either. A good bit of leverage and broken.

Mine i can move a lot when in park and car turned off. On all my previous cars including other chevy when you pull the key you turn it maybe a 1/8 of travel and it locks. Mine just wiggles and doesent lock
 

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Our '14 Diesel does. As does my '07 Cobalt, '98 Cavalier and '81 Camaro.
 

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see most have some dont... odd i can expect this on my ls spark but CTD?
 

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I have the push start, and there's no lock. But the wheel is so stiff, I can see some people thinking that it is locked.
 

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My 12 1LT Cruze and 15 LTZ sonic(both with keyed ignitions) having locking steering wheels. When I get out of the car I always place my right hand on the steering wheel to help myself up and out of the car, so the wheel is locked 99% of the time when I get back in. Doesn't take much effort to engage either, 1/4-1/2 inch turn of wheel in either direction when the key is out just like every other car I've ever owned.
 

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My 14 1LT A/T without the Push to Start feature absolutely has a steering column lock, no question. With that said it doesn't always engage. Is the reworked design of the CRUZE ignition cylinder flawed?
 
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