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Q: Car key jammed.

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My car ignition key is not turning properly and got jammed so that I am unable to start the engine.

A: Most likely the problem is with the ignitio...

Most likely the problem is with the ignition cylinder. These fail quite regularly on vehicles like yours. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to inspect and repair your ignition.

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