Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Aveo Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter
Chevrolet Aveo Problem
Average Mileage: 84,325 mi (25,000 mi - 170,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, 76,000 mi
Will not shift out of park without key in the shift lock release. Key would only come out of ignition by pushing shifter to the left when in park, but now the key is stuck and will not come out at all. Can not turn the car off completely, but can still drive it.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, 75,000 mi
key become locked in the ACC position will not turn off but am able to start and drive car
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, 85,000 mi
car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition. Had to insert key into lock release to shift out of park.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo
Key gets stuck in ignition at various times
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, 90,000 mi
I had the same issue in my 06. I removed shift cover/center console to find a broken spring dangling from the switch that determines position. Found a spare spring a little larger than a pen spring, used long needle-nosed pliers to attach it and viola! It's been working fine for 3 years!
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, 78,000 mi
My key is stuck in the ignition. Can't shut the car completely off so I have to unplug the battery and just leave the key in the ignition
car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, 71,000 mi
Sometimes the only way to get the key out is to take and push the shifter left into the PARK position. Even though it is all the way up, the shifter doesn't read it's in park, so will not let you take out the key until you push the shifter left.
This happened to me a day or so after I had pushed the car off the road. The owners manual said this could happen. Easily fixed by placing the key in the release located on the shifter.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 55,000 mi
key stuck in ignition