key stuck in ignition

Asked by May 25, 2013 at 12:29 AM about the 2005 Pontiac G6 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my key will not come out of the ignition what causes this?

9 Answers

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I have had this happen before in a 2001 Toyota Highlander. All I did was made sure the key was in the idle position and I wiggled it around and kept turning the key back and forth a few times. It worked for me. Hope it helps.

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This may be of help to you as well: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index? qid=20080310181913AAuXuxY

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Could be a worn key or lock cylinder. Also, on some cars, a very low or dead battery will cause the key to get stuck in the ignition. HTH. -Jim

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I had this happen to my grand Am and it had done it several times before it finally just would let it out. It urn out that their ignition switch (Pontiac) where prone to fail. it seem liked the battery would always be dead and that's what the first two shops said. they charged it and it was fine for a bit and it would die again the next following week and finally i took it and the third shop tracked it to the ignition and he replaced it and no more problems. hope this helps you.

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If you have automatic door locks that engage when you extract the key, it may have to do with that security feature. On ours, when we pushed the lock down after it had popped up, we were able to remove the key.

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For me I just had to turn my steering wheel hard to one side to get my key to release from the ignition and my g6 is 05

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Why is my 2006 Pontiac g6 key stuck in the ignition

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my key on my pontiac 07 wouldnt come out this is the first time it ever happened .I tried wiggling the key, unlocking and locking the doors my battery was fine all i did to get mine to come out was start my car and put it into gear then put it back into park and shut it off the key cam fright out.

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It is because it's cold! Whenever it gets cold, my key gets stuck. You just have to keep your car running for a while. Weird problem lol.

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