Can not get keys out of ignition. on 2006 Chevrolet HHR

Shifter will not go into park all the way. Button stays popped in. Also car shakes when braking. What can I do.

by in Waupaca, WI on August 30, 2009
5 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , August 30, 2009
Take it back to the dealer. I hope that it is still under warranty. You need to have your vehicle repaired. Good Luck!
ANSWER by , March 06, 2010
Its something to do with the acuater (sp) in the steering column. Youll need a new shifting kit. The actual part only costs about a buck, but isnt sold by itself. The shifter kit runs about 250. Chevy needs a recall on this matter. The same thing has happened with a number of these HHRS
COMMENT by , September 10, 2010
My 2006 HHR is in the shop for this smae problem now
ANSWER by , April 24, 2010
here's a cheap fix for you me and my dad took apart the steering column and used a zip tie on the spring that lets the key out . just PUSH UP ON THE SPRING AND THE KEY SHOULD COME OUT AND THEN DO THE SAME WITH THE ZIP TIE AND THEN CUT THE REST OF IT OFF AND REPLACE THE COVER ON THE STEERING COLUMN AND IT SHOULD WORK .
ANSWER by , April 24, 2010
Shifter is an adjustment problem. The shaking while braking is the rotor warpage. Buy new high quality rotors and brake pads, not, GM. Then have the new rotors turned by a shop and install. I did this myself and have had no issues since (approx 25k miles ago).
COMMENT by , April 24, 2013
the shaking while braking: Had new pads n life long brakes install and the shaking increased. Didnt have the rotors turned as mechanic claimed it wasnt needed.
ANSWER by , November 21, 2010
to get the key out, there is a square tab under the steering column, pop it out then stick your finger in and feel for the spring, it will release the key, to make your shifter work just pop out the chrome plastic piece and use a flat head to press down the white plastic thing inside the shifter, not one of the two pieces that will come out., or just take it in a pay $350-$400 to have repaired. ha any questions email me inLuvwUSA@gmail.com