Key May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition on Dodge Caravan

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.

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Average mileage: 109,206 (50,000–180,380)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
16 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2000 Dodge Caravan135,000
Key will not turn in the ignition. Not sure what makes it finally release, but it is getting longer between episodes before the van will start.
2003 Dodge Caravan50,000
key wouldn't fit in ignition - had to have ignition replaced. Still under warranty at the time, but had to pay for tow, etc.
2001 Dodge Caravan59,858
key will not turn in the ignition.
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