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Sounds like the wire harness to the ignition switch is loose due to raising and lowering the steering wheel. Removing the shroud around the column and inspecting the connection should reveal the problem.
Yes, the key in detection is what is showing the pats symbol. If you are raising the wheel then lowering it each time it certainly has loosened the harness. It may be the whole connector or a single wire but it is in the column.
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The evidence is that you can raise and lower the wheel to cause/remedy this. That tells me you have a loose connection in the column which affects the key detection.