I have a 2004 Kia Optima and my key will not turn....
I have had this problem before and the stering wheel has been locked as well. I have jiggled it a little bit and have been able to get it unstuck.
This time around the steering wheel is not and locked and I can't get my key to turn...
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Grab steering wheel firmly and turn it just a bit (try it both ways) while turning key to left. It will release the key. Sometimes you have to play with it a bit ( turn to left or right on both key and steering wheel).
this problem is caused by one of the tiny little pins that are used to code the lock getting stuck, u can try getting some powdered Graphite lock cylinder lube to try and free it up, if that doean't do it you will need to replace the ignition lock cylinder, don't use anthing but dry lock lube, WD 40 or any kind of oily spray will make the problem worse in the long run. Lock lube is avil from any hardware store like ACE or Home Depot
For the 2001 kia optima I have found the oil filter between the front passenger side tire and the engine. You can see it if you turn the wheels all the way to the left, although it helps if the filter cover is a bright color. To change it I had to remove the tire. I hope this helps.
you need to reprogram it ok this is what you do turn the key to the on position but do not crank it take the clicker and aim it at the lower dash driver side of sterring wheel press the lock button a few times then turn off key remove key and try clicker this should fix it