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.
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!
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.
Same as all the other reports--stuck in park and the key not switching all the way off for removal. Can't get to the shop right away, so two temp solutions:
1) pop that little cover at the top of the shift console and push down with a small screwdriver to get out of park.
2) when I get to destination, do as another poster suggested --pop the hood and take out the Pink/30 ignition fuses long enough to turn the key and remove it.
My routine every morning to get to work, church, the grocery store... Sucks, but I don't have options.
I understand GM knows this happens, but they only pledged to fix the $5 part for Cobalts, Ions, etc. But not for Aveos... They chose not to fix the wiring harness either, despite knowing the defects.
key was stuck in acc position. no amount of joggling or shifting got it out. four people tried. disconnected battery, tried again to remove key next night. key came right out. reconnected battery, had it checked out, no obvious issues. no further problem with key at this point, that was a month ago.
Same problem, I crashed my car and got it up and running again, but started having trouble with the shifter, not comming out of park, now the key got stuck and still cant move the shift from park, unless I press the alternate shift and then I can drive, but I still cant bring the key out of ACC...
Key won't come out of ignition all started when I out in a new headlight switch however found out how to take key out for now fuse under the hood 30 Pink says ignition on the box the one in the back pull out with needle nose pliers and key will come out must put fuse back in however cause car won't start