key sticks in the ignition on 2005 Saturn Ion

I have a 2005 Saturn Ion 11 and the key sticks in the ignition sometimes and can take 1-2 minute before it will come out, I tried different keys and sprayed graphite and W-D 40 in the lock, any other suggestions!!

by in Huntington, WV on September 08, 2010
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ANSWER by , September 10, 2010
The problem with your 2005 Saturn Ion is most likely with the shifter not the ignition lock. The key release switch on the shifter may be sticking. Make sure the button on the shifter is coming all the way out when you release it. You can also try a sharp blow to the top of the shift handle - that can cause the sticking switch to break loose. If you find out that the fault is with the shifter it may need to be replaced to correct the problem.