Dear Scotty , I have this question that I hope you can answer , Its regarding the steering lock system on modern cars with push button start . In the good old days we used to park our cars turn the engine off with the key push the key in then turn again to lock the steering , it was a physical mechanical application of the lock . These days with push button start stop as you push the stop button the steering is locked ? This is fine when its working properly but should there be a wiring problem somewhere in the harness therefore giving false information to the steering locking system that the car has been parked and the engine has been turned off, but in fact the car is still traveling at say 50 mph into a corner things could turn quite nasty , maybe there is a safety device on the car that will somehow not lock the steering while the car is still in motion but I would assume this safety device is also using the vulnerable wiring harness to transmit this information ? The real reason this question has come to mind is I live in south east Asia where car wiring is constantly at the mercy of mice and rats who like nothing more than to make a home in your engine compartment and dine on the multitude of electrical wiring and plastic connectors surrounding their home . Thank you in advance for any information you can provide to this question .

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Mc Bain
Mc Bain

Thank you very much for the reply Scotty . But it is frightening that you have confirmed the steering lock can malfunction when the car is in motion simply due to an electrical fault .

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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yep, that is indeed a problem. Everything is run by computers and wires these days, including the steering lock. Watch this anti mice video