my 06 cts wont start or crank key stuck in ignition


Asked by Apr 03, 2015 at 02:49 PM about the 2006 Cadillac CTS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

9 Answers


Could be the steering wheel in wrong position causing key being stuck in ignition and gearshift also in wrong position to allow engine starting/cranking. Try moving steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn and remove key. If key can be removed then try moving gear selector to Park position and try starting again.


yea did all that and still the same result wont start wont crank has plenty of juice

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Maybe the starter relay is bad or battery cables corroded or loose. The key stuck in ignition still indicates steering wheel lock problem.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Sounds like a dead battery. The key won't release because there's a solenoid that must have power to release the key. With a dead or disconnected battery the key won't come out. .HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Karen Elizabeth

This just happened to me curious to see what happened to other people it drained the battery totally and also it kept saying all day Phone not available . I got in some major shit about this . I checked lights they worked everything but never came to a conclusion.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

The key stuck in the ignition is either a bad lock cylinder or more than likely a bad ECM. I have the same problem but replaced the lock cylinder and new key, that changed nothing. If your Anti Theft light is on and traction control, no gas gauge nor temp gauge, ECM. More and more will quit working or go crazy in time until there is no power anywhere.

19 out of 19 people think this is helpful.
Irial Tolbertforrest

Take the cover off the wheel its a screw pull out on it and key will turn back and come out I just did it cuz I took my battery out and my key got stuck

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

You guys are a bunch of idiots. Most likely due to security system. Idiots.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Well, johnny3323, you're the one who's responding to a thread that's a year old! I'm sure the original poster got their Cadillac fixed awhile ago! -Jim

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used CTS in your area?

CarGurus has 13,009 nationwide CTS listings starting at $1,000.


Search Cadillac CTS Questions

Cadillac CTS Experts

#1 Gaetano Viesti
Gaetano Viesti
Reputation 940
#2 Brandon Foster
Brandon Foster
Reputation 840
#3 RushIII
Reputation 660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac CTS-V"
7 Great Deals out of 486 listings starting at $8,900
Used Cadillac SRX"
694 Great Deals out of 10,134 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac STS"
49 Great Deals out of 1,349 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chrysler 300"
582 Great Deals out of 20,787 listings starting at $1,490
Used Dodge Charger"
647 Great Deals out of 29,677 listings starting at $2,275
Used Cadillac Escalade"
363 Great Deals out of 11,306 listings starting at $2,999
Used Cadillac DTS"
83 Great Deals out of 1,935 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,606 Great Deals out of 39,620 listings starting at $888
Used BMW 5 Series"
633 Great Deals out of 18,796 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Cadillac CTS For Sale
1,835 listings starting at $45,410
2016 Cadillac CTS For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 2,596 listings starting at $31,200
2015 Cadillac CTS For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 856 listings starting at $21,000
2014 Cadillac CTS For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 869 listings starting at $19,599
2013 Cadillac CTS For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 1,021 listings starting at $10,995