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: 121,931 (59,000–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2004, 2006, 2007
34 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
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
key stuck in ignition and shifter is stuck in park monte carlo 2006
Key stuck in ignition. Was able to remove key while electronics were still on but not able to fully turn off.
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 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?
got stuck in ignition wouldnt start or move
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.
key stuck in ignition
Key stuck in the ignition I have to in hook my battery every day cause my key want come out off the ignition and sometimes its hard to get it out of park too
keys will not come out of the ignition
It's not fixed, key will not come out when you turn the car off.
Key is stuck in ignition cylinder. When shifted into park, doors will unlock but the shifter button will not retract and hit my fingers.. not only that but the DIC warning displays engine hot ac off the chk eng light is on and my temp instrument is at cold at all times. Personally i think is that this batch of canadian made chevys are the problem.. the easiest way to find out is whether it is a american made or canadian made is simple as finding a 1 or 2 at the beginning of the VIN number, 1 is USA 2 is canada.. first time buying a "non american"- american made car and its a nightmare,, thinking of breaking my loyalty to chevys and buying a damn nissan
Same as everyone else
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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