Question about Chevrolet Cobalt
Went thru this with the neighbor. At the 6:00 position under the column is a plastic panel. Remove it with small screwdriver. Using index finger , press on white plastic button. This releases switch and allows you to remove key. Replace plastic panel.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
Sometimes the ignition key can be jammed in the ignition by the steering wheel lock. If this is the case you can free the key and release the steering wheel lock by turning the steering wheel slightlly so as to release pressure on the lock. You can feel the direction with a little slack, the other direction will be hard up agaiinst the lock. With the pressure released from the steering wheel lock you will be able to turn and remove the key.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Never buy another GM product there problem solved.No wonder people turned to *** cars.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
Beware not to have too many keys on your keychain as this places too much weight on the ignition switch and can cause problems with your key being stuck. Also, if you park on a slope (even a slight one), use your emergency brake before taking your foot off of the brake because this also puts pressure on the ignition pin and will cause your key to stick.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
I have had the same problem with my 2005 Cobalt. The key was stuck and the only way to remove it was to restart the car, put it in drive, and then put it back in park. I took it to the dealer, and they replaced the shifter. There are numerous complaints on this online. Could this be the next recall?
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
After you press button to release(on the bottom the steering column), check the micro switch located at the shifter in most cases that's the problem
Posted on Dec 23, 2012
This is a running problem with the cobalt. It happened to me also. Under the steering collum there is a rubber boot. Take that boot off and put your finger straight up into the opening. There will be a small switch that you will have to move to the side to release your key.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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