Ignition Key May Break Due to Sticking Ignition Switch on Land Rover Discovery

A sticky ignition switch can cause the ignition key to become stuck, and possibly break during operation.

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Average mileage: 89,038 (18,000–136,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
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1998 Land Rover Discovery 130,000 mi,
my key broke in the ignition now how do i get the broken part out do i call a locksmith or have to replace the part
my key always sticks, and I have to really work with it to get it out, without setting the alarm off, which happens all the time.
Sticky ignition causes key to break off inside. That was in July. Now I can't find the part or anyone to help find it or fix it. I'm a single mom and have no idea what I'm going to do.
2003 Land Rover Discovery 95,000 mi,
Getting the key out is a real chore. Pushing it in after turning the truck off is a real pain. Upside ... keeps my wife from driving my truck.
2001 Land Rover Discovery 127,000 mi,
As above-sticks, breaks. Can be reinserted.
1998 Land Rover Discovery 80,000 mi,
it is very hard to turn the key. poor design
1999 Land Rover Discovery 136,000 mi,
Key sticks have to push pull and turn to start! Not fixed yet....
2002 Land Rover Discovery 80,345 mi,
ignition switch is hard to turn
Ignition switch would not turn at all when trying to start the vehicle. A very short burst of WD-40 into the keyhole freed the stuck mechanism and it has worked very smoothly ever since.