What could be wrong when you stop and have trouble getting the key to turn off of a 2003 xc Volvo?

Asked by Oct 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM about the 2003 Volvo V70

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 XC Volvo and when I stop and try to turn the key off, I have problems and have to keep turning the wheel. Finally will shut off.

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Is the button on the shift knob clicking back out all the way?

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I concur. I had the same problem. I could shut-off the engine, However, the key could not be taken from the Ignition. New spring in the 'shift knob' and it works just fine now.

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There are many kits online to repair this. In the meantime, if you hit the shift knob with your fist a couple times, the button should pop back out. This is a fairly common problem on older V70s, too

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I found it helpful to NOT HIT the gear-shifting mechanism. I just felt around the button, accessing the situation, bought a new "spring" and had it installed. What else are you damaging as you 'hit the shift knob"??

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According to other Volvo enthusiasts, nothing is being damaged. You have to be somewhat gentle.

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