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Old 04-26-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 ion 2, and for some reason, the key keeps getting stuck in the ignition for no reason. I am not a blond, and I know that sometime the steering wheel needs to be in the right positon, and the car needs to be in park. Anyone else have this problem??

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Old 04-26-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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I'm a blond and I did the wasn't in park thing before. My only suggestion would be to use the spare key they gave you. Perhaps there is something wrong with the key itself. Does your instrument panel light up and beep when it wont come out? Passlock system problem perhaps. If you are still under 30 days and 1,500 miles you might want to exchange it to save the hassle of counting on the dealership to fix the problem for you.

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Old 04-26-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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i noticed that too, but it only happens rarely. when it happens i can't turn the key or remove it. i found that it i move the wheel in either direction while attempting to move the key it will unstick after 2-3 tries.

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Old 04-26-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: My key keeps getting stuck in the ignition...

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I have a 2005 ion 2, and for some reason, the key keeps getting stuck in the ignition for no reason. I am not a blond, and I know that sometime the steering wheel needs to be in the right positon, and the car needs to be in park. Anyone else have this problem??
This sounds like I'm being a smart*** but its an honest question.

Is there a cup in the cupholder? We noticed that a larg mug or Big Gulp with stop the auto shifter from going all the wat forward and not release the key.

Check it out.

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Old 04-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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if they key is getting stuck, i would go to the dealer and spen $5 and get a new key cut, try that first. and if not you might was to have a tech look at the tumblers in the ignition cylinder.

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Old 04-26-2005, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thanx you guys!! It hasn't happened again, but I'll keep all those suggestions in mind. Honestly, I think that the cup in the cup holder might have been the problem, DUH!!!

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Old 04-26-2005, 04:44 PM   #7
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Already had mine car service for this exact problem... it was the shift linkage. It went forward into the Park position but not far enough to disengage the key.

Check the manual it discusses how to remove a little panel under the ignition where you can push a button to remove the key. If that seems to be your issue get it serviced. Mine was in and out in 30 minutes and has never happened again.

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Old 04-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #8
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this is why MANUAL RULES you guys are screwed if your battery dies i remember reading somthing in the manual that if it dies it wont let you shift into or out of park and the key wont release.

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Pop-starting a manual car is fun when the battery is dead

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Old 04-26-2005, 11:11 PM   #10
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so why does it happens on mine and i have a manual?

lol, this is just another item on my list to bring to the dealer

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