Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder on Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

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Average mileage: 123,039 (59,000–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2004, 2006, 2007
27 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
key stuck in ignition and shifter is stuck in park monte carlo 2006
my ignition wont lock and has drain my battery I have had a new shifter put in about three months ago and now having the same problem with the key.
key stuck in ignition
Key stuck in ignition. Was able to remove key while electronics were still on but not able to fully turn off.
got stuck in ignition wouldnt start or move
key turns and car starts but shifter is stuck in park. havent taken it in to shop yet. no money but wd 40 seems to be working for now. what could be the problem?
I had the same issue where the key was stuck and I could not get the car out of park. They were able to repair the wires in the shifter for about $275. Had they not been able to repair them, it would have cost me $1,000 for a brand new set of wires. I am now having an issue where I can't push in the shifter knob to get it out of park. Back to the shop I go.
Ignition key will not turn to off position, I have to unhook the battery cables to make sure my battery will not die and reattach them every time I start the car
Went to start up the car the shifter was stuck and now the key is stuck in the ignition
The key is stick in the ignition
Key stick in ignition, before this happened I noticed the shifter felt a little stiff when putting up into park. Haven't fixed it yet, looking for a solution.
Key sticks in ignition when in park. I have to push the gear stick forward, sometimes wiggle it to get the key out.
Key stuck in ignition. If car cranks it runs great but can not get key out. Having a hard time cranking car and dealership says its my shifyer cable broken. Leaves me stranded.
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