Steering column lock with KOS/FAST one touch start??
In the Mirage quirks thread I posted that my 2014 ES with the FAST key system didn't seem to have a steering lock. I think another member agreed.
Now I have my factory service manual CD, and it says that the KOS (Keyless operation System, which is service manual speak for the FAST key vehicles) has an electrically operated steering lock, which seems to be mounted on the column in the same place as the key operated one.
I've both opened the door, and then taken the FAST key away to where it wouldn't operate and then was able to turn the wheel from lock to lock with no column locking, and I've also removed the blank plug that covers the key slot, and I can see no lock, but I can see all the way through the slot through the column where the deadbolt of the mechanical steering lock would go.
Can anyone working in a Mitsubishi service facility confirm that the only problem is that my manual is not up to date?
I was considering towing with the manual transmission in neutral, and don't want the steering to lock up.
Last edited by mpaton; 04-30-2015 at 09:34 AM.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 46.0 mpg (US) ... 19.5 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.2 mpg (Imp)