Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder on Chevrolet Aveo

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

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Average mileage: 90,717 (25,000–220,000)
8 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
100 people reported this problem
56 people shared problem details
2006 Chevrolet Aveo76,000
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.
2006 Chevrolet Aveo75,000
key become locked in the ACC position will not turn off but am able to start and drive car
2006 Chevrolet Aveo78,000
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
2007 Chevrolet Aveo125,000
key won't turn to off position, gear shift lever release won't move, dash instruments won't work
2005 Chevrolet Aveo85,000
car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition. Had to insert key into lock release to shift out of park.
The key is stuck in the ignition. I can drive it and even turn it off, but it just won't come out. I've tried a few basic tips that might work but still nothing. I have 3 weeks till I head back home and I need it fixed!
2006 Chevrolet Aveo160,000
Car is stuck in park and I can't get the key out of the ignition
Key gets stuck in ignition at various times
2011 Chevrolet Aveo86,000
Drove home and parked the car but couldn't get the key out. I could restart the car but couldn't get it all the way to the off position to remove the key.
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.
2006 Chevrolet Aveo90,000
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!
2004 Chevrolet Aveo55,000
key stuck in ignition
2006 Chevrolet Aveo71,000
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.
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.
car stuck in park, couldn't get key out of ignition
Key stuck in ign, then broke off in switch while trying to turn.
Car will not go to luck position. Won't go past acc. Can drive but cannot turn completely off
2009 Chevrolet Aveo59,000
I drove my car home parked and now my key is stuck in the ignition I'm able to start my car and drive however the key is stuck in ACC
2005 Chevrolet Aveo220,000
Ignition key will not release without unplugging the battery
I put car in park ....tried to key to turn off and it will not move the car , the car is in park ...key won't budge ...
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