Ignition Key Will not Turn or Cannot be Removed From Lock Cylinder on Chrysler 300M

If the ignition key does not turn and/or cannot be removed, a new lock cylinder may be needed. A worn key can also cause similar problems.

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Average mileage: 142,649 (97,000–230,000)
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004
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Keys will not turn the ignition switch
2001 Chrysler 300M97,000
Mostly in the winter the key cant turn to start the car. Hasn't been fixed just dealt with it. Bang it shake it cussing at it then just praying to God....
If your key locks try stepping on the brake and try it again. It unlocks it, works every time.
i have this issue all the time i have to turn wheel barely insert my key turn it backwards then push the key in all the way and turn it over and it works just fine
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