my steering wheel is not locked but when i put my key in the ignition it wont turn
Make sure gear selector is in park.
gear is in park ignition still wont turn
This seems to be a common problem with these cars. Some say lightly turning steering wheel to the left while trying to turn key works sometimes. Others say spraying a little bit of wd 40 on your key and working it back and forth in the ignition also helps with this.
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