The key gets stuck in the acc. position. The only way i can remove the key is by shifting from park to drive and back to park a few times. Sometimes the key returns to off and i can remove the key with no problem.The shifter seems to be working OK. The car only has 39900 km. Can this be a shifter (switch) problem or do i need to replace the ignition cylinder. I just purchased the car 1 month ago and the key got stuck 2 or 3 times in the last week but now the key gets stuck almost every time i use the car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thank you Bernie
Hello,I cannot remove key from ignition cylinder.The key gets stuck. on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
by bernie13 in Angle Inlet, MN on May 15, 2013
ANSWER by globalhelper , May 15, 2013
poss bad key tumbler assm or linkage adjustment
ANSWER by MVG , May 15, 2013
While troubleshooting from a chair miles away can be problematic, if I had to guess and given what was mentioned regarding the task of putting the vehicle into park, drive, park I might take a look at the shift interlock solenoid. If a failing/failed shift interlock solenoid is telling the car it is still in drive, it would prohibit release of the key.