Question about 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS coupe. Just today the key got stuck in the ignition and wouldnt come out until we pressed a button inside the steering wheel and it came out. But now everytime i turn on the car the key gets stuck again. Whats the problem? Is it the ignition switch or the shifter?
I agree with Eddie Potts post above...
"Underneath the key ignition is a door, open it, look for a white button or white lever. Push it and key will come out."
But yet... On my wife\'s 06 Chevy Cobalt, there is a little plastic cover under the steering column. Pop off the little round cover, and feel around up inside. Towards the left side, there will be a little button. Press it, turn the key backwards, and BINGO!!! the key will pop right out, no problems at all, and all the electronics, lights, radio, etc... will go out as well.
It\'s some sort of GM safety release or whatever, so you can get the key out. It works and doesn\'t ruin anything or cause damage to anything. My wife has been doing this method (feel up inside, press the button, pop the key out) for about a 1 year or more!
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
Had this problem with our 2006 Colbalt LS and it is the shifter. Key would not come out. Will have to replace the shifter. That's going to be a bill unless you have a powertrain warranty. Was over $600.-00 at the Chevy dealership we have to use.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
Sounds like possibly the shifter
Posted on May 28, 2009
I have a 2010 chevy cobalt ls, manual trans. The key became stuck in my ignition during an extensive trip. It is a safety concern considering that we had to pump gas with the car running. By the time we parked the car at our home, I had to stall it & pull the battery to shut it off; which put the vehicle in a safety lockout. After paying for a tow truck, a diagnosis price ($150) to have chevy help with the bill, I am told the full price is going to be out of pocket & repair will cost $610, not including the tow/the diagnosis fee. Feeling so frustrated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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