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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and the key won't turn

I've got a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and the key won't turn in the ignition. It's one of those key fobs and it's in park and the steering wheel won't turn. Any easy fix I'm overlooking?

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If all else fails try disconnecting the battery for 30secs or so... It worked for us!! Saved big$$ on towing it in and the dealerships doing the same thing..

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    What did they find out the problem was? Our 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is doing the exact same thing right now and it's parked in the garage. Towing is going to be real fun with the way our garage and driveway is!

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Try turning the wheel back and forth while turning key

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Recall ID # 103891 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH minus.gif Hide Details Recall Date:
JUN 26, 2014
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This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
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