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Chevrolet Aveo Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

Chevrolet Aveo Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 83,866 mi (25,000 mi - 170,000 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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  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    key stuck in ignition

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    key won't turn to off position, gear shift lever release won't move, dash instruments won't work

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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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  •  Rookie

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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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