I was sitting in a parking lot making phone calls with the car off and auxillary on (radio only). I became distracted and went to leave and put the car in reverse. As soon as I started backing up I realized I didn't have power steering and then realized that was because the car was turned off. You shouldn't be able to put a car in gear when it's off, right? I think I need to have the transmission checked if that is the case. I didn't have to force it into gear at all.