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Keys locked in steering wheel 2008 equinox & vehicle won't start

Been gone 5 days, we put the keys in the ignition of our 2008 equinox and the engine won't even turn over. And we cannot get the keys out of the steering wheel ignition.

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This is a known problem with Equinox I had same issue the Key tumbler has to be replaced in the steering column also make new keys as well.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013

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