Unintended Acceleration - This is as good a place to start as any
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Wed Aug 9 13:19:08 EDT 2006
> I thought that the steering lock only engaged when you
> took the key out
> of the lock after shutting down.
> I could be wrong so try it out in your drive before
> doing it on the highway.
I think my '89 90Q is like that - there is a strong "clunk" when the key
is finally pulled out. I think my '82 coupe can lock up once the key os
"off," though. One thing is that since the wheel lock is made to
actuate "off center", if you're going straight it stays slightly
steerable. Unless you turn the wheel a bit more...
That said, I have turned off engines "on the road" and turned the key
back on (to restart?) with no problem, but only in pretty much straight
line driving with no traffic/road complications in sight.
Still, the basic UA type incident rule is to use the brakes to get
slowed down and somewhere safe, then turn off the engine. Turning off
the engine at speed, with manouvering ahead, just messes up too many
things you are used to having - like power steering, brakes, etc.
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