Q: Key stuck in ignition switch

asked by on January 22, 2016

I cannot get my key out of the ignition switch.

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your issue, but there is a solution. More likely than not, the ignition lock cylinder will have to be replaced and a new key set programmed. Your keys can be released during the repair process, but the cylinder should be replaced to prevent further problems. Have one of the expert mechanics at YourMechanic come over for a closer look.

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