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Buick Regal Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

Buick Regal Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Average Mileage: 145,222 mi (98,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 200,000 mi

    To remove key, remove the 1 inch plastic cover under the key. Place a bolt or screw driver up in the hole. The key should come out. To stop this from happening again. Place a 1 inch bolt into the hole. Duck tape in place.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Key will often become stuck and will have to restart car multiple to get car to finally go into park so key can be removed.

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  •  Enthusiast

    gets stuck from time to time and have to jiggle it and play with the shifter make sure its in park or it really likes to do it.

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