Car Problem Reports
Pontiac Grand Am Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter
Pontiac Grand Am Problem
Average Mileage: 109,045 mi (73,559 mi - 189,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, 76,000 mi
I can't get my key out of the ignition. I can still drive it fine but doors won't lock and the shifter will move without engaging the brake.
Visitor, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 97,851 mi
this is a pain!! Will happen constantly for about a week than just go back to normal, the key will be stuck in ignition for as little as 5 mins to about 2 hrs....
Visitor, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 73,559 mi
Key would not release from ignition, it did not turn all the way to the off position until it had set for several minutes. I could then turn key to off position and key would release. I took to dealer in Poplar Bluff, MO. They replaced the cylinder, pass loc sensor and programmed (this according to the invoice I was given, total $367.46. This was 12/19/11.)
I emailed GM regarding this. At the low mileage I had, I felt they should pick up the tab. They told me to forget it.
Visitor, 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, 115,000 mi
shift lock button not engaging, loose, so interlock is not functioning and key stuck in ignition
Key stuck after noticing anti-theft light coming on. Replaced new cylinder lock with new key, kept old key for trunk & doors to save money. Also needed new dash cluster, it wouldn't take code from new passlock.
Visitor, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 100,000 mi
same here what a hassle
Samething happened to me!!! I have to put it in park and hit the shifter and hope it breaks loose. I still happens occasionally. I'm sick of it
Visitor, 1997 Pontiac Grand Am, 95,000 mi
same prob with key stuck and now car won't start and they should recall them for lower intakes put 4 lower intakes in on 4 diffent cars all had the 3.1 motors cause of plastic gaskets.cheap use metal upgrade if you do one got 200,000 out of mine