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Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder on Pontiac G5

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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»

Problem Data
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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
16 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
Key locked ignition wont turn.
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!
Having the issue now haven't been able to contact dealership to get it fixed yet. As it is sunday morning and I'm sure repair shop is closed.
ignition switch locked up in the on position. Couldn't get the keys out.
Not fixed. Gm won't recall for my year