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Steering column locked and key will not insert into ignition.

(2006 Chevrolet HHR)
in Saranac, MI on July 04, 2013
shifter will not release from park.
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on July 05, 2013
Sure it's the rght key? Unusual for the key not to even go into the lock cylinder!
on November 12, 2013
THE ACTUATING SWITCH AT THE BRAKE PEDAL BRACKET MAY BE FAULTY OR STICKING ..LOOK UNDER DASH WITH LITE AND SEE IF IT RELEASES WHEN PEDAL IS PUSHED.. ALSO REMOVE SHIFT CONSOLE AND SEED IF SHIFT INTERLOCK IS ACTUATING OR STUCK.(LISTEN FOR THE CLICK WHEN BRAKE IS APPLIED...NO CLICK MEANS NO ACTUATING...
SPILLED COFFEE THERE CAN STICK IT FROM OPERATING ... OR U MAY NEED NEW ONE .. HARD TO GET ALL THE PLASTIC OFF HOWEVER ......
on April 12, 2014
If it is the correct key (try the driver's side door lock, this key and tumbler assembly is probably part of the current recall (April 2014)for faulty ignition switches.
Some shifter cables were faulty (too short) from the factory. When replaced (if kinked) or properly rerouted, they worked as designed.

Clare
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