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Pontiac G5 Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

Pontiac G5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 57,633 mi (28,000 mi - 78,500 mi)


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»

  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 28,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 74,300 mi

    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!

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 64,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 50,000 mi

    Not fixed. Gm won't recall for my year

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