Key Stuck in Ignition on 2006 Volvo S40

Everytime I go to shut my 2006 Volvo S40 off the key no longer wants to come out. If I fiddle with it for 15 - 20 minutes it'll come out. I have tried reparking the car, turning the steering wheel, moving the wheels, backing up the car a little, moving it forward, truning the car on and off, and it is a royal pain. I have talked to the dealership and other repair shops and they all want $500 - 700 to put in a new switch. There has to be something to this as there are others that are having the same issues. Is there any recall on this? Can someone please help me get this fixed without pulling $500 - 700 out my butt???


Asked by for the 2006 Volvo S40
I have a 2001 S40 Volvo. That happen to me, until I figured out what was happening. When you go to put the gear into park, the little piece on the gear underneath your fingers, that little piece gets stuck up there , so it wont release the key... so You have to pull it out with the tip of your fingers, when it comes out, then the key will release. Sometimes when you put into park, that little piece will come out on it's own, but most of the time it will get stuck, then you have to pull on it, not hard because it might break and the key may not come out.
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sorry, no recall on this. this is simply part of owning a
Volvo, it happens all the time.
Thanks - Funny how it happens to almost all of their models.... :-(
Got that right. VOLVO, did have better standards, but must have been long ago. Friend with old volvo, 80s or 90s, same problem.