Chrysler Town & Country
Report: Key May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition
Chrysler Town & Country Problem
Average Mileage: 104,991 mi (7,500 mi - 199,000 mi)
Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 70,000 mi
Key won't release from ignition. This happened & looked in manual & it said to turn wheel slightly to left if tires were facing that way (or right). That helped 1 time. Then it happened more often, but putting it in reverse helped once. Then nothing worked. Went to dealership, they jammed around with the key & it worked fine for 15 min. Now it's back again. Very unsafe! If I have an errand to run, I either have to leave the car running (with the window down) or have someone with me at all times.
Visitor, 2011 Chrysler Town & Country, 7,500 mi
The problem I had this morning is the key went into the ignition and I turned the key but NOTHING happened. I turned the key back to the original position and discovered the key would not release. I had to be at work today so I just left the car in the garage and will need to deal with this later. I am not happy since the car is barely a year old. What happened to using a plain, old key? They worked for decades! I have no idea of how this will get solved but I guess I'll be trying to figure this out when I get out of work.
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 109,000 mi
key stuck. ignition locked. tow driver jiggled key and tapped with hammer and it released. told it was a common problem
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 131,000 mi
Key wouldn't start the car. Don't recall the details but we had to replace the ignition cylinder to fix.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 58,000 mi
Key will not release from ignition when in park. So far, we have just restarted the van, took it out of park, put it in drive, then back in park. Usually releases it.
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 112,000 mi
Intermittantly won't release key or turn ignition.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 65,000 mi
Key will not release from the ignition sporadically. It is at a Chrysler dealer today in Marshalltown Iowa to replace the ignition lock cylinder.
Visitor, 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, 57,000 mi
key stuck in ignition, van won't start. not fixed yet.
Visitor, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, 182,000 mi
Sometimes when I go to start the van it is locked and will not turn over.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 106,897 mi
The key gets stuck in the ignition - will not release; Vehicle is in park and have tried moving the steering wheel right and left and moving the shifter (to ensure the vehicle is in park) - nothing works. Sometimes we wait and hear a noise and it releases the remainder of the time we have to unplug the battery terminal to reset the computer and the key releases immediately. We have spent over 600.00+ having the ignition module replaced and the key reprogrammed. Issue still remains and if we leave the key in the ignition the battery dies overnight. VERY frustrating and have no resolution. It happens EVERY day!!