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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 66,000 (66,000–66,000)
3 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001
5 people reported this problem
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The tow truck driver pounded the key into the ignition switch with his hand and was able to turn it. The problem was with the lock cylinder. I bought a new one from the dealer ($35) and installed it myself by watching a YouTube video. I think it took 30 minutes.