Interesting Thread on Claimed 'Unintended Acceleration' Incident

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Wed Jun 20 11:59:25 EDT 2007

I believe this is only true if the key is removed from the lock.

On 6/20/07, Robert Myers <bob at> wrote:
> However, Brett, with the key off and the steering wheel turned just
> slightly the steering can lock into a single position rendering
> steering impossible.  This could prove disadvantageous while stopping
> on a winding road.
> At 11:11 PM 6/19/2007, Brett Dikeman wrote:
> >"I was NOT pressing on the gas pedal. I didnt want to shut off the
> >engine with the key until I was stopped as I feared losing steering. "
> >
> >At anything over 5mph, you don't need power steering to maneuver a
> >car, within reason (you're not going to be making any J-turns.)  The
> >infamous LT1Q was tracked sans hydraulic pump if I remember correctly...
> >
> >If you turn off the ignition, the car isn't going to randomly pick a
> >direction to travel in all of the sudden.  Get in breakdown lane,
> >turn off engine.
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