Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder on Pontiac G5

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. GM has recalled 2009 models for a shift cable issue which may or may not contribute to this issue. For more information on the recall please click here»

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Average mileage: 72,350 (28,000–139,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
12 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2009 Pontiac G551,000
the key is stuck in ingnition . car has no power at all , no lights , no radio , no nothing . I can not get the key out of the ignition.
2009 Pontiac G5- Automatic Transmission28,000
My key would not come out of the ignition, it basically was stuck. The guy at the dealership is now telling me I have to buy a new ignition switch and key. I did not do this, my pontiac is always getting malfunctions fixed. From replacement of ignition switch, shift position, and power steering. It's basically a new car hasn't even hit 30,000 miles, but my warranty is out because its past the date. This is the most ridiculous thing ever, I will never buy from GMC again. 500$ for something that isn't even my fault.
2008 Pontiac G5- Automatic Transmission64,000
My ignition switch will not unlock. After fighting with every trick I've every learned regarding a locked ignition switch, my only recourse was to take it to the dealer with just enough gas left to coast into the repair garage.
2008 Pontiac G5- Automatic Transmission74,300
My shift assembly just fell apart and locked into the park position. The key came out, and the assembly fell apart, no way to change into any gears at all! I just took the car to dealership for services today!
2009 Pontiac G5- Manual Transmission139,000
ignition switch locked up in the on position. Couldn't get the keys out.
Key locked ignition wont turn.
2007 Pontiac G5- Automatic Transmission50,000
Not fixed. Gm won't recall for my year
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