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Q: Key stuck. No power anywhere

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I tried to start my car. Won't turn over. No lights etc. key stuck in ignition. Gear shift won't move. Steering wheel does turn. I had ignition replaced last year per recall. I am stumped by all this. Just another cobalt issue and I'm lost. Than you. Susan.

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your vehicle needs battery voltage to operate. What you are describing is a concern that there is no voltage present. There is a solenoid that requires voltage to get the gear shift out of park, it is a safety feature. This feature is also used for the ignition key as well.

The first thing to check (test) is the battery for proper voltage. A battery’s life span is three to five years and then it can fail. If you want to have this checked, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your starting issue and let you know what needs repair.

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