This never occurred to me before, but a steering wheel lock can be a problem to a new or inexperienced driver.
I needed someone to pick me up using my car, and she called and said she could not start the car. She is a very infrequent driver. I found out that the steering wheel lock had prevented the key from turning in the lock to the ON position.
I realized that I jiggled the steering wheel when this happened to me, but did it so automatically that I never thought to communicate that to the other person.
I suspect this is common to all cars, but probably more so to some than others. I know it happened to my last 3 or so cars. The lock is, my guess, very similar to the transmission parking lock, and has the same problem of jamming occasionally.
No question, just open to discussion.