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2001 passat the key is stuck in the ignition. the car starts and shuts off, but the key won't come out.

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  • cmcg47 Jul 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. On mine, if I jiggle the gear shift handle and get the button to come out all the way the key will release. I would like to find out what is preventing it from going all the way into Park, so the button will pop out and allow the key to release.

  • kknorri Feb 13, 2009

    I actually have a 2003 passat but it is doing the same thing the gear shift button is stuck in so the car is not registering that it is in park so the key won't come out of the ignition.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    2001 passat used incorrect key for iginition car will not stay started

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Getting your key out in that situation is as simple as turning the steering wheel to the left or right until it locks. The key should easily come out at that point. I'm not sure why this "safety feature" is built into Volkswagen cars, but I can tell you they aren't the only one doing it. I know Lexus cars have it as well.

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Is the steering wheel in the 'lock' position? The key should come out when it is latched properly.

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