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Key stuck in ignition

My key gets stuck in the ignition of my 2006 chevy malibu maxx (v6). Also is very difficult to put into gear after starting up. After I drive it I have to jiggle it, restart it, put it back in gear (several times) and turn the key to the on position & back off many, many times in order for it to get to the correct position to come out. It really only seems to do this when the weather is not really hot outside (not good seeing winter is upon us). Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    getting really frustrated with this issues.

    time to buy a import

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    My 2005 Maxx does it too. I had a new key made. It started up again with the new key.

  • claynmel Jan 19, 2009

    It's not the key. It was completely stuck in gear & my husband pulled so hard & we heard a "pop". Now we no longer need to push in the button to put it into gear. We think it's the safety switch.

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    Check to see if the brake lights work, sounds like a poss park lock problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    ignition key keep on stuck.difficult to start. where to fill gear oil



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Change the key cyclinder thats where the problem is.

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  • Jerry Parmanand Jan 20, 2009

    it's your ignition cylinder the problem if it was your park safety switch then your car would not go into gear at all so the problem is with your ignition cylinder the part where you put your key into. good luck



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