Q: Q: Key not turning in the ignition.

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The key goes into the ignition, but it won't turn. Someone suggested that it could be the ignition switch and the housing.

It is a common problem with this car to have the key wear down and not trigger the tumblers in the key cylinder. The only fix will be to replace the key assembly and switch. I would suggest having a technician from YourMechanic come out and inspect your problem to make a proper diagnosis for repairs.

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