key will not turn

100

Asked by May 23, 2015 at 09:19 PM about the 2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

key will not turn

3 Answers

263,795

Maybe your steering wheel is locked, when you put the key in the ignition did you put your foot on the brake and try turning the steering wheel back and forth hard to unlock it?

100

thank Tom... found locksmith that specializes on hyundais.... he said it is a common problem with hyundais ... that a small plastic switch (in the ignition lock cylinder area) breaks and small parts fall in the key way that blocks it from turning....took 10 minutes to remove broken switch and the cost was $70..... most others wanted to replace the ignition lock cylinder at $100s of dollars cost and would not have fixed problem.. problem fixed... ignition lock cylinder ok...... I was instructed to turn key with small pliers and a jerk.. worked for me so as to drive car to locksmith.... broken switch is to alarm when keyes are left in car.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Same happened to me with my 2008 sonata. called dealer, they said it might be my ignition lock tumbler that needed to be replaced, but they didn't know until I got the car in. Called AAA for a tow, then recommended sending a lock smith. The lock smith could not get it started, said it was a serious problem that would required doing something that would take several hours, and that it wasn't the ignition lock tumbler. I finally called a tow, he could not tow because it was stuck in park and needed to get it in neutral to tow. He got it in neutral by removing the cover SLIP LOCK RELEASE COVER near the drive stick (the one that moves from park position to drive position once the car is started) and sticking the key in it. Doing that allowed him to move the transmission to neutral position. After that, I told him to try starting the car. It started.

Your Answer

Sonata

Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?

CarGurus has 56,035 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Hyundai Sonata Experts

  • #1
    toDumbToNotKnow
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,360
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,126 Great Deals out of 71,728 listings starting at $1,100
Used Hyundai Elantra
636 Great Deals out of 49,769 listings starting at $1,780
Used Toyota Camry
1,047 Great Deals out of 85,916 listings starting at $800
Used Kia Optima
529 Great Deals out of 32,368 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima
1,275 Great Deals out of 77,327 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Civic
782 Great Deals out of 60,175 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Fusion
998 Great Deals out of 62,568 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,060 Great Deals out of 61,019 listings starting at $880
Used Toyota Corolla
954 Great Deals out of 63,337 listings starting at $1,850
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
299 Great Deals out of 18,235 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
315 Great Deals out of 21,703 listings starting at $999
Used Mazda MAZDA6
197 Great Deals out of 10,753 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Impala
572 Great Deals out of 34,334 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited For Sale
3,487 listings starting at $19,684
2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited For Sale
100 listings starting at $19,299
2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 143 listings starting at $11,577
2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,242 listings starting at $10,495
2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 311 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.