What causes the key to get stuck in the ignition? on 2001 Volkswagen Passat

I can turn it on and drive it, just can't remove it. Tried park, neutral, the wheel, the brake etc. The diagnostic doesn't recognize the problem.

by in Bremerton, WA on April 26, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by on April 26, 2012
There is a device in the key hole that's called the tumbler and it may be stuck and not want to release the key. There should be a pin hole under the steering housing that is used to take the whole key ignition out with the key sill inserted in the ignition. May need to use a paper clip to push the button under steering housing to release the key and cylinder.