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This is impossible if you use only one hand to do it, or drive automatic. The lock position always has some sort of interlock, on manuals it's a button on the column somewhere and on automatics it's disabled by placing the car in park.
In all three manual cars I've owned, none had any sort of button or extra anything you had to do, besides turning the key, to lock the wheel.
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In all three manual cars I've owned, none had any sort of button or extra anything you had to do, besides turning the key, to lock the wheel.

Odd, I've driven standard vehicles ranging from 1984 to 2008 and every last one of 'em had a button to press. IT wasn't just one brand, either. Several Fords, a Kia(Which was the newest), a Honda and two Nissans.
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Odd, I've driven standard vehicles ranging from 1984 to 2008 and every last one of 'em had a button to press. IT wasn't just one brand, either. Several Fords, a Kia(Which was the newest), a Honda and two Nissans.
Well, I can tell you which ones don't have a button. I do vaguely remember one car I drove having such a button, though I couldn't tell you which it was.

But here's a few that don't have any sort of button to lock the wheel:
- Mazda Miata's (1995, 1999, 2004)
- Ford Escort (1994)
- Volvo sedan (1979)

Other than that, it'd just be cars that I haven't driven recently enough to remember whether they had a button or not. Or automatics.
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Hrm...the only one I've personally driven that didn't have a button was a 2001 International semi truck. Then again it didn't have a steering lock at all.
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I thought it said the accelerator was stuck? If that's the case, this is only another reason for me to dislike the new "fly-by-wire" technology that is becoming a standard in cars today. When it comes to vehicle purchases, I think I'll be staying in the 90's for a while...
indeed. my grandfather was a trucker for most of his life and he claims, 'the more bells n whistles it got - thats just more that will break.' LOL
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Odd, I've driven standard vehicles ranging from 1984 to 2008 and every last one of 'em had a button to press. IT wasn't just one brand, either. Several Fords, a Kia(Which was the newest), a Honda and two Nissans.
I've never in my life seen a such button... not in the few I've driven, not in any of the many I've seen.
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Apparently the guy with the runaway Prius is in $700,000 of debt and is behind his payments on his Prius.
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Apparently the guy with the runaway Prius is in $700,000 of debt and is behind his payments on his Prius.
Lol that's funny if its true. Wonder how he even financed the car? Got a link?
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Lol that's funny if its true. Wonder how he even financed the car? Got a link?
http://jalopnik.com/5491101/did-bank...d-acceleration
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Very interesting. I still want to see what Toyota, or whoever is investigating the cause, comes up with. I'm pretty sure he won't be able to get away with faking that the pedal got stuck, and if he's really telling a lie and they find out, he's going to have that $700,000 in debt grow even larger lol.
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