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My 13 Cruze Eco did it and my 17 Accord Sport does it but after a certain time frame (16 or 17) the push to start Accords don't lock when the wheel is turned after the ignition is off.


The locks were implemented decades ago when it was easy to hotwire and start a car. Locking the wheel was somewhat of a theft deterrent and supposed to make the car un-drivable if the engine was running, but was pretty easy to break the column on most cars. With the newer electronics and anti-theft it appears they're moving away from locking columns. Probably saves the automaker money and might be considered a safety consideration with push-button start where you wouldn't want the wheel to accidentally lock while the car is moving is someone accidentally pressed the ignition button.
LOL AUTOVLOG "what happens when you.... with a Fusion" (video series) pretty much proved why this would suck to lock a moving car.
 
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