If I'm not mistaken, the position of the key tumbler locks the steering wheel. The steering wheel should not turn when the key tumbler is in the lock or ACC. position. The steering wheel lock was designed as a theft deterrent, that would be the only reason to fix it that I can see.I can turn the steering wheel in Park. Apparently, the lock plate is damaged.
Is this inside the steering column?
What is the risk of not repairing it?