Q: Car will not stop running

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My car will not stop running. I turned off the key and the car was still running. I had to pull a fuse and disconnect the battery. It sounds like it might need a new ignition switch.

A: Hello! Indeed, the ignition switch is the m...

Hello! Indeed, the ignition switch is the most common cause of the car not shutting off when the key is turned. The ignition switch failing is a safety issue and should be diagnosed by a qualified technician, such as one of our YourMechanic experts.

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