Chevrolet Cobalt Problem Report
Chevrolet Cobalt Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder
The automatic transmission shifter in floor console may fail causing the 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»
I have had the same problem of the ignition not turning to the off position to release the key. I am currently checking on the recall due to this issue. This will be the third recall on this car since I have had it. I hate this car and would not recomend that anyone buy one! - Visitor
Had this problem of the ignition not turning. The key can be inserted and removed without issue. First thought it was the wheel lock, but dealer determined differently. They stated the ignition cylinder was bad and replaced it. That was about three months ago. Today, the same thing happened. Called the dealer, and they are towing the car to their shop.
GM, I think it's time for a recall on the ignition cylinder. It's obvious there are issues, so STAND NEXT TO YOUR PRODUCT! - Visitor
went to start car, no electrical power, key was locked in cylinder, car stuck in park - Visitor
I have the same problem.Is there a recall for the 2006? - Visitor
I bought my 2008 cobalt used 6 months ago and this is the 2nd time the key has gotten stuck in the ignition while in the on position. I could not turn the car off. We had to unhook the battery and fuel pump fuse to get the car to shut off. The first time i got a new key. This time we put some oil in the ignition console. I will never recommend this car to anyone. - Visitor
Car Stuck in the ignition and battery went dead.
Key had to stay in the ignition until I got a new battery.
I now see there are many complaints about this happening.
Also I see that some have gotten their fixed with a recall, yet when I look up the recalls for the 2007 Chevy Cobalt, I don't see the recall for it?????
Where can I find the recall and get my car fixed also? - Visitor
when putting into park the key gets stuck in the cylinder lock and takes a long time to get it out - slipknotbob
I put my car in park, took the keys out of the ingnition and got halfway out of the car as it was rolling forward in the parking lot. I jumped back in and stepped on the brake. Thank god no one was in front of the car at the time. The dealership charged me 300 to fix it. Then later there was a recall... - Visitor
key was stuck in ignition and would not come out untill it was jumped started - Visitor
key gets stuck in ignition when shutting off the car. Search shows that this is a common issue with cobalts. - Visitor
Key stuck in ignition - wouldn't turn or come out.
Problem only started following ignition issue recall . - Visitor
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. I TRIED TO LEAVE THE GROCERY STORE & MY CAR WOULDNT START & MY KEY WOULDNT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION. I WAS WORRIED I LEFT LIGHTS ON & I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS THE STEERING WHEEL & IT WASNT MY BOYFRIEND MESSED WITH THE SHIFTER & WHEN WE PUT IT BACK INTO PARK & MY KEY THEN CAME OUT & MY CAR STARTED JUST FINE....TODAY I TRIED TO GET OUT OF MY CAR & MY KEY WOULDNT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION I MESSED WITH THE SHIFTER & IT TOOK A WHILE FOR ME TO EVEN BE ABLE TO MOVE BUT THEN I WAS ABLE TO DO THE SAME THING MY BOYFRIEND DID & MY KEY CAME OUT & MY CAR STARTED FINE. I HOPE ITS JUST ME WHO DOESNT PUT IT IN PARK ALL THE WAY NOT SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY CAR. - Visitor
ignition key stuck. sucks - Visitor
key will not go in the off position - Visitor
i have a 2006 chevy cobalt lt my ignition wont turn to the off position because the car would not go in to park completely . i used to put it back in gear then back to park and apply a little pressure hear a ingauge sound then the key would turn off and release. but just recently it has not released it will start the car then turn it off go to acc. and it will release from there . however it will not go to the off release position. so i went to start my car the next morning after taking the key out at acc. and my battery was dead. - Visitor
key is stuck and ignition wont turn. Pulled fuse to stop engine, took to dealer for recall service to the shifter which is affecting the ignition. - tallred50
key would not come out of the ignition lock cylinder.
Shifter on console replaced. - Visitor
key will not come out when vehicle is off sometimes have to put back into gear then park to release key - jaybyrd
I had the ignition replaced as per the recall about 6 months ago and now the key won't turn to off so I can remove it and there is no power or lights at all to the car. The shifter is stuck in Park. Cobalts suck!! - Visitor
when I shut the car off after shifting to park, the key won't fully shut off leaving power to the fuel pump and accessories. The key will not come out. The button on the front of shifter lever isn't pushed out, it's actually pushed in. I had to remove shifter console top and part of base so I could lift up on micro switch enabling me to turn ignition at this time and remove the key. - Visitor
I have a 2006 Cobalt. When the car is put into park and turned off, the key will not turn beyo...
When we try to start the nothing happens. We have no power and cannot remove the key or shift t...
i have to remove fuel pump fuse then disconnect battery to turn car off. still able to turn car...
manual transmission key is stuck in on position and wont turn off steering wheel is free and moving it doesnt help
both keyless keychains went dead. unlocked car with the key and went to start it and everything...