Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Malibu Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter
Chevrolet Malibu Problem
Average Mileage: 101,543 mi (25,000 mi - 170,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
My malibu isn't going into park all the way. The key gets stuck until I finally get it into park. Now, my car key is free and the car appears to be in park. But, the next time I go to drive it, it is completely dead. The ignition must be stuck in aux. or in between. The car has no power at all.
I am having trouble with my shifter it is getting stuck in park and takes me quite some time to even get lucky and be able to put it in drive and take off. Anyone know what I need to do to fix this. It is really making me angry. I feel like I am going to get stuck somewhere with the car stuck in park.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
in order to get my key out of the ignition i have to jiggle the shifter
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, 94,000 mi
key moves into all positions and car starts but once in park and off position i can not remove my key its been stuck for about 10 days now!!!
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 25,000 mi
key wont turn off stuck in the on position have to pull battery to turn off
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, 78,000 mi
I parked when I came back the key wont turn.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 40,000 mi
Usually in colder weather, the key gets stuck in the ignition. I can turn the car completely on and off, but removing the key is difficult. The car usually needs to be warm. This is a problem if I need to just park my car or go on short trips.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 98,589 mi
The ingnition will not turn all the way into off position for me to take the key out the ignition. It started out as an occasional thing but now it is every time I drive the car.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 45,000 mi
car won't go in park, and can't pull the ignition key.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 140,000 mi
The key could not be removed from ignition when turn off, found it was the shifter. We would move the shifter back and forth a few times then it would then release the key. The problem continued while on an extended trip, until the key would not turn completely off and you could remove the key. The problem was the car was still on and it ran the battery down. We had the ignition replaced and so far that seems to have corrected the problem.