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Here is what you need to do if you are a automatic try to push more in park and try to remove the key if this fails you will need a ignition switch.Here is the good news,All the the cobalt has a failed ignition switch and Chevy has published a TSB bulletin for their failed ignition switch.Bulletin No. 09-02-35-005C.(Febuary 7, 2011). Title ignition switch binds and key difficult to remove (Replace ignition cylinder). You need to ask for the warranty.

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Try everything at once if you can wiggle gear shift step on brake and turn wheels on the steering wheel if possable wiggle it too.. and then try to get the key out while doing this .. which you might have already done .. not sure. holler if you need help Jerry

Posted on May 13, 2009

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in all new cars you have to turn your steerign wheel slightly to either get the key out or start your car its a safety thing try it

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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How can I get key out which is stuck in ignition of 2008 cobalt. It also won't start


This can happen if the battery is low / dead. To solve, connect a set of jumper cables between the battery in the Cobalt and a running car's battery. Shut off the running car. In the Cobalt, make sure all accessories (lights, radio, fan, etc.) are off. Step on the brake, then move the gear shifter fully into the PARK position. Next, either attempt to start the engine, or turn the key to the OFF position and remove it from the ignition.

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Chevy Cobalt 2008 - Key will turn in ignition but doesnt start the engine. I cannot remove the key, nor turn the stearing wheel or change gears from park to nuetral. The lights on my car were all on, my...


Could be the BTSI solenoid in the shifter, have that checked . You may have to buy complete shifter if it proves bad. This would keep you from removing key. Call you local dealer with VIN number and mileage have them check for the recall pertaining to the key rotation, yours may or may not be involved.

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Howto change a key cylinder for a chevy cobalt


There is a TSB on this issues if your having ignition lock issues.
Service Information
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt | Cobalt, G5 (VIN A) Service Manual | View All Bulletins | Document ID: 2325129

#09-02-35-005: Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder (Replace Ignition Cylinder) - (Aug 10, 2009)

Subject: Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder (Replace Ignition Cylinder)

Models: 2008-2009 Cadillac CTS (Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint 90163371)

2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt (Built Prior to April 14, 2009)

2006-2009 Chevrolet HHR (Built Prior to April 14, 2009)

2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox (Built Prior to July 2008)

2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)

2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice (Built Prior to April 14, 2009)

2007-2009 Pontiac G5 (Built Prior to April 14, 2009), Torrent (Built Prior to July 2008)

Attention: This bulletin only applies to vehicle equipped with automatic transmission.

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