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Car key gets stuck
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It happened to me lately that I am unable to remove my car key after I have stopped the engine. This is very recent. The only trick I found was to re-engage the key (switch on without starting), move back from P to D, then back to P again, and finally turn the key anticlockwise and it would then come out!

Any idea how to solve this permanently? Thank you in advance.

Kirsley
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#2
Could be a few things.

1 Do you lots of keys on there the weight from the keys could of affected the pins in the barrel.
2 Did you try wiggle the steering wheel also much like when the steering lock is on and you can't turn the key.
3 It's an auto so if it wasn't fully engaged into P (Park) that may well have stopped the key from coming out.

If anything I would advise using some lock grease (NOT WD40).
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#3
Happened to me as well. Just changed the gear knob and it went away. The park gear wasn’t engaging well.
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#4
I lubricated the ignition key lock when it happened with my auto.

When pressing the unlock button on the gearstick to move from park, reverse, etc, I could hear that the interlock in the ignition key area was operating intermittently.
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