Question about 1991 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Key getting stuck in ignition

Wondering if someone has ever had this problem....my car key gets stuck in the ignition because the gear shift is not in park all the way. When parking, I have to make sure I hear a "click" sound from the gear shift so I know it's in park all the way and my key will come out...anyone have any advice on how to fix this????

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Sean Foley May 11, 2010

    The key is not supposed to be able to come out of the ignition when the vehicle is not in park. Is this what you're trying to get at? The only way to take the key out of the ignition when the vehicle is in park is to "break" the steering column.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    lube the park interlock linkage

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    it's more a safety feature ... the linkage under the car could be adjusted tho

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

This has been know to happen with age and after a good dousing with coffee or soda. Access to the switch is relatively simple by removing the console trim cover.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR FORD TAURUS GEAR SHIFT


Search Results

    Ford Focus Questions - the car starts up but i cant get it out ...

    www.cargurus.com > Questions > Ford > Focus

    CarGurusJan 26, 2013 - the car starts up but i cant get it out of park the button on the shifterwont ... point the shift interlock will allow you to shift to neutral and other gears with ...That should expose your shift lock over ride button. .... Used Ford Taurus".

    97 Ford Taurus gear shift stuck in park - Car Talk

    community.cartalk.com/.../97-ford-taurus-gear-shift-stuck-in-park
    Feb 7, 2009 - Over the past week, it has been difficult to get the gear out of park. ... 97Ford Taurus gear shift stuck in park ... LOCK, then remove the key. 2.

    Why Wont My Car Shift Out of Park - Shifter Interlock ...

    ? 3:49
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDsfNrabsM
    Mar 21, 2014 - Uploaded by BleepinJeep
    Only problem is if it fails, you cant get your car out of park. ...Those interlocks seem like they might be a solenoid that slides alock pin out so that you can move the lever freely. .... Someone told me it was possibly the Passing gear cable ? ... Ford TaurusWon't Shift Out Of Park, Brake Lights Don't Work With ...

    Car stuck in Park, shifter won't move. - DoItYourself.com ...


Jan 18, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Stuck in neutral


the solonoid lock has failed any local mechanic should be able to c
hange it for you

Dec 17, 2013 | Audi Q7 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Can shift without applying brakes


There should be a cable that goes from the key lock to the shifter. That cable may be broken. There should also be a lock solenoid that requires you to push on the brake pedal to get the shifter out of park.
You would need to disassemble the console to get access to the shifter and then inspect these components.

Apr 14, 2013 | 1998 Saturn SC

1 Answer

I can't get my Aztek Gear Shift button to press in. It is stuck in park. I have tried turning the key and it will turn but the button won't budge.


most likely it is ur brake pedal switch, it just behind the brake pedal arm, this switch must be triped by pushing the brake in order to shift into gear, if switch goes bad u cant shift. best of luck

Nov 05, 2012 | 2003 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

Key stuck in ignition of ford focus. column not locked


I had this same problem with my 2006 ZX4 Ford Focus. My focus has an automatic transmission. In order to get the stuck key out of the ignition, I discovered that there is sort of a "ring" on the gear shift that will sometimes slip down a little and cause the ignition to lock the key in place. The ring is located just benenth the plastic gear shift handle, right on the end there. If you push the ring up, you should be able to get the key out of the ignition. I found this out by accident. I know that sounds weird, but it actually works; at least it did for me. At first, I thought I hadn't put the gear in park. The ignition will not release the key if the gear isn't in park or if the steering wheel isn't in its lock position. I think most cars work on this principle; that wasn't the case here. For all of you 2006 Ford Focus owners out there having this problem, try my suggestion and I would also spray some WD-40 in the ignition hole too ( after you get the key out) . I hope this helps you folks out there. Good luck and have a nice day!:)

Sep 09, 2011 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

My 1994 Chevy Corsica automatic shift stick got stuck at the moment I park to drop someone off. After a while after checking the gears, the fuses and even the battery, the car's gear stick was able to...


There is a small cable attached to the shift lever that runs up to the ignition switch on the steering column. If it gets stuck, your shift lever won't move out of park and your key can get stuck and you won't be able to pull it out.

Drop the steering column down and detach the cable to free up your shifter and/or key. Make sure to replace it as soon as possible as it is a safety feature.

Oct 26, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet Corsica

2 Answers

The button on my Kia Sedona gear shift is stuck


I have the same problem, its the screw in the gear shift, take it to kia they will replace it,

Jul 02, 2009 | 2003 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

1999 Volvo S80 stuck in park


see my friend easy fix,the problem you are having is a wire problem that locks or unlocks the shifter from the park potition and also unlocks the key from the ignition switch is just getting stuck inside the ignition switch, so more likely needs lubrication you can do it yourself or have a machanic do it
for you,maybe replace it with a new one( wich i dont think is nesesary) take it out clean it, put new grease and it should be good to go, good luck.This wire is conected to the ignition switch, on the right side and can be pulled out with your hand.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1999 Volvo S80

1 Answer

Key stuck in ignition


if battery is dead you will not be able to get key out. have someone jumpstart and it should work

Dec 29, 2008 | 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2 Answers

1996 toyota 4 runner 4x4 6cl key gets stuck in ignition, how do I replace ignition starter switch?


Just a thought , if the gear stick is not in park the key cannot be removed from the ignition I found out when I left the car in nuetral .

Oct 18, 2008 | 1996 Toyota 4Runner

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 Honda Accord Logo

272 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...