Question about 2006 Kia Sorento
Steering wheel is locked as are the brakes. Key doesn't seem to be going all the way in either.
Sounds as if Somthing is IN the KEY LOCK CYLINDER, I have had Customers that have Children that Stuck things into the Ignition Lock.
This Usualy Requires Replacing the Ignition Lock Cylinder itself.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Very likely the steering thrust stored in the tires attempting to turn back is forcing excessive tension against the steering lock.
Try (very hard) to turn the steering wheel either direction while turning the key gently.
If that solves it you can avoid this by letting go of the steering after stopping to park, turn off the ignition slowly (engine off, pause, then key out). This will ensure that the steering wheel comes to rest prior to locking the column.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
Try to pull the steering wheel really hard to the left and right while trying to swith on the ignition at the same time usually that will free it up and go back to normal Good luck! Ed
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
SOURCE: key stuck in ignition
Try graphite...you can buy it powdered but it is also what makes up a pencil's 'lead'. You need to squish some in between the key and the lock it's in. Then wiggle the key as much as you can to work the graphite in (not too hard or the key will break!). If the problem is a stuck tumbler the graphite will unstick it.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
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