Re: Steering wheel disengaged
Absolutely a safety issue. This is not meant to sound smart ---, but if you have to ask if steering is safety related, I think you should have a pro look at the steering mechanical parts from the steering wheel to the tie rod ends, and everything in between.
Check the damaged side for a bent or broken tie rod and any damage that might contact the wheel. Anything that is suspect should be replaced and realigned by a competent alignment shop.
Did you lose all steering or just the power steering?