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Steering column locks were introduced on General Motor products in 1969 and on both Ford, Chrysler, and AMC products in 1970. On cars with automatic transmissions, these locks also prevented the gear shift lever from being moved.

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Q: Could older cars like those built in the 1960s and 70s be put into neutral without keys in the ignition?
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