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Key will not remove from ignition. Car is in park

Key will not remove from ignition. Car is in park wheels are straight.

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With my aveo, this sometimes happens. i dont know what causes it, but ive found out that if i wiggle the gearshift a few times, the key comes right out.

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For this, I would highly recommend the services of a professional locksmith, or the dealer. They will be able to remove it without damaging the ignition key mechanism.

Your key is probably bent, once they get it removed, I suggest getting a new key from the dealer ship immediately, to avoid repeat problems.

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