I have on several occasions. You have to press ESC or simply manually target another enemy ship to break the steer lock. Alas, now that its fixed, no need for this advice I guess.
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)
Honestly i wouldve been happier to see they fixed the bug where the options reset when changing zones. On my engi i use follow target while fighting but chase cam when flying from point A to B and i have to change after zoning rather than just before because sometimes it reverts after. Then there is the ever annoying over the shoulder cam that i despise and must be changed everytime because that option NEVER sticks to anything but on.