Chevrolet Aveo Problem Report

Chevrolet Aveo Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

(59 reports)

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

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. -
key become locked in the ACC position will not turn off but am able to start and drive car -
car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition. Had to insert key into lock release to shift out of park. -
Key gets stuck in ignition at various times -
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! -
key stuck in ignition -
key won't turn to off position, gear shift lever release won't move, dash instruments won't work -
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 -
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. -
key cannot pull out when in the park shift. -
Key stuck in ignition. Only will release when shifter is pulled to the left. Can not release out of park without pressing on shift release button. -
I have to push down on my gear shifter and pull key out to get it released. -
I can only get my key out if I jiggle the gear shift. To fix it it will cost me $180. This happened immediately after I had to pay $2800 for repairs on the drivetrain. -
Our 05 Aveo has been doing this for about the last 4 years. A very simple fix - (1)pull the fuse for the clock/radio/CD. Then remove your key. (2) Leave the fuse out, and put the car in Neutral and set the emergency brake from now on, or use the key slot above Park to release it out of park into Neutral before starting it. Not a pretty fix and you will be without your clock/radio/cd, but it won't cost you money. -
Unable to release key. -
I can't get the key out of the ignition. I took it to the dealership and they said that it has a faulty ignition but when I play with the gear shift I can usually get the key out of the column. Sometimes I have trouble turning it off or getting it to start. All fields related to turning the key in the ignition. It feels like something is not releasing letting the key move either to start up or to lock and release. -
Key stuck won't come out -
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