key will not turn

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

key will not turn

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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?

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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.

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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.

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