key does not turn the ignition-it's stuck on 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500

This is first time experiencing this problem

by in Rapid City, SD on March 17, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by on March 17, 2011
Verify that your shifter is securely in park. If the ignition cylinder does not see the shifter in park entirely for some odd reason, it will not allow the key cylinder to turn. Also, make sure the steering wheel is not resting tightly against the steering lock. If it is, jiggle the steering wheel while trying to turn the key. If none of that works, the key may be worn out (try another key?) or the cylinder may have a tumbler issue internally. Good luck!