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Buick Skylark Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

Buick Skylark Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Average Mileage: 160,500 mi (150,000 mi - 171,000 mi)


The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

  • Visitor, , 171,000 mi

    Key stuck in ignition. Engine starts & shuts down but if left runs down battery.

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  •  Rookie

    I haven't pursued this too far. The brake light/hazard fuse is good. The hazards are stuck on and the key can't be extracted. The transaxle is stuck in park. Pretty sure these problems are all related and that the cause is a faulty shift interlock solenoid/switch, but haven't figured out how to access it. Meanwhile the car can't be moved, since it's in park. Real hassle.

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