Q: Key stuck in ignition

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The key for my van is stuck in the ignition.

Hello. The key can get stuck for a few different reasons. It can be caused by a dead battery or is can occur if the vehicle is not all of the way in park. If the shifter is not moving correctly then this will occur. It is also possible that the key itself is worn out and causing this. If you need to have this diagnosed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your key issue.

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