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Chevrolet Aveo Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

Chevrolet Aveo Problem
36 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 76,695 mi (25,000 mi - 158,689 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    key become locked in the ACC position will not turn off but am able to start and drive car

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Key gets stuck in ignition at various times

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    key stuck in ignition

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 28,000 mi

    won't shift and key is stuck.

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  •  Rookie

    car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    I had to pay near 1000 dollars just to get this problem fixed! Now I have just had my purse stolen with my only set of keys in it. I went to the dealership to get a replacement key and they told me they would make one but there is about a 90% chance that it wont work and lock me out of my car as a part of an "anti theft" mechanism. I guess there is a chip in the key that they cant replicate unless I get the car towed to the dealership and have the key programmed through my cars computer. This car is nice, but when something goes wrong you have to jump through so many freaking hoops to get the problems fixed its not even worth it!!!!

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