2010 Equinox has 10,333 miles key will not release from ignition. It will turn off the vehicle but key will not come out of the ignition. Does not happen every time but is getting more frequent. Will have to wait and wrestle the wheel, when it gets ready to release it....it will let me have the key. SO frustrating. Help.
Key stuck in ignition on 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
by MotherLee in Crossett, AR on August 18, 2010
6 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on August 18, 2010
You are still under warranty so can you take it in to the dealership? Also, try another key to verify it's the ignition lock and not the key.
COMMENT by MotherLee on August 24, 2010
Same result with either key. Taken to dealership and of course it won't happen there. Until they can duplicate the problem they won't/can't help. Darn it is aggravating.
COMMENT by Bret Bodas on August 24, 2010
How often is this occurring?
ANSWER by Visitor on September 23, 2010
I have the same problem and have taken it to the dealer 5 different times and all 5 times have replaced the ignition lock cylinder, it will work for 2-3 weeks and start again...as I am typing this, my car is in the shop for the same problem...
ANSWER by Visitor on October 16, 2010
press the shifter button and listen for a click.....the click is release for the key(so you can only take the key out while in park)......if you press and release the button it should click and allow you to take the key out
COMMENT by Visitor on December 19, 2010
There were 2 coins in the shift handel track, keeping the lever from going all the way forward and clicking completly, my total miles are 36,007... Thank you, mike
ANSWER by Visitor on February 03, 2011
Mine was doing the same thing...after replacing the ignition cylinder (in which I told them was not the issue!) they found it was the Park/Neutral solenoid. There is now a service bulletin with this issue. Mine seems to be ok now!
COMMENT by Visitor on June 02, 2011
i have a 2010 equinox mine do the same. who did your work
ANSWER by rex2133 on June 02, 2012
key cylinder is most often the problem also problem can be in gear shifter release button hanging up to find which is cause the problem when key wont come out tap on gear sifter listen for click if not key cylinder is cause dont spray any lub in key cylinder it will only make it worse if you can remove key cylinder take care not loose small parts clean inspected key cylinder with key in and all tumbler line up check gm website for updated key cylinder or remove one tumbler at a time till you find the tumbler that is causing the problem or spring retainer could be loose
ANSWER by dinasaur on February 25, 2015
Put a hot dog in it and pull it out slowly turning it
the vehicle stays running. have to unhook the battery
Tried EVERYTHING. No lights (in or out) work. Can not get key to release from ignition. Can NOT get auto out of PARK.