The cable from the shifter is out of adjustment. I tried for several hours on my Saturn to coax the key out. What ended up working for me was a result of the rage of just having my car service and having this crop up. I hit the shifter HARD when it was in the park position and that apparently jarred whatever was causing the stick loose. (Probably not the best approach to fixing this...it hurt my hand and probably the car, but I did manage to get the key out with repeatable success.)AnswerEither the cable shifter is out of adjustment, like the first answer suggested, or the lock cylinder itself is bad, which is what you insert the key into.
is it a ford? push the key in further and then turn it
Ignition switch lock cylinder
When engine is off , insert the ignition key and turn it towards you for the accessory position
I am not sure what causes this, but I have had times when my ignition key would not turn. The solution to the main problem is to turn the steering wheel slightly. This usually allows the ignition key to turn.
The tumblers in the key cylinder have most likely become stuck in the wrong position and you will have to replace the ignition key cylinder.
You must push key and turn.
If you have a key that is already programmed to your Outlander, use that key first. Place it in the ignition and turn to the "on" position five times. A light should come on your dash (looks like a car with a key inside). Once that light comes on, turn to the off position, remove your first key the place the "new" or unregistered key in the ignition and turn to the "On" position (not start). This should program your key to your Outlander.
If the battery is dead it will not allow the key to return to locked position. Thus trapping you key in the ignition.
Disconnect one cable of your battery and turn the car key to ignition position two times, connects your battery and turn the car key to ignition.
Unlock the drivers door with the key or insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the on position will turn off the alarm.
First, replace the battery. Then, cycle the ignition between on and off three times. Turn the ignition key into the on position, then the off position, three times. The computer will recognize the key, reboot the computer, and release your key.
Well, it sounds like the chip that is in your key may have broke or got stuck on a part of the ignition. I had that problem. This happened not long after I had had to have the ignition replaced?!?
Insert the ignition key , turn the switch to OFF position and hold in OFF position while removing the key
Have you tried changing the ignition switch?
need to change ignition switch
Slightly turn the steering wheel and it should let you turn the key to on position
Insert ignition key and turn to the run position.
You can use pliersto turn back but igintion will need replacement.
A worn ignition switch causes this. You did not turn the ignition off to the locked position. So you would not need the key to turn the car back on. Make sure when you take your key out you can't turn your car back on and then when you open a door it will not make a noise. Just a security feature.......?
To remove the ignition switch in a 1981 Corvette, insert the key into the ignition while leaving it in the "off" position. Insert a straightened paper clip next to the key, turn the key to the "Acc" position, pull the key and clip out together, and place the coil down.
My 92 has a safety feature where you have to turn the key to the off position, and then you must push the key in and turn one more time in order to release the key.
The ignition on the Saturn is very tight and usually causes thinning of the key. The buildup of brass gets into the mechanisms within the ignition cylinder. First lubricate the lock if possible. Then attempt to move to the accessory position and turn off. If this can't be done, then call a locksmith to remove the key- they are way cheaper than a dealer and you would probably save the ignition. The common procedure for a locksmith is to get the key to at least the accessory position. If the lock will not push in and turn through manipulation of the key, then the key will usually be drilled out. Again, a locksmith is the best for this because of their knowledge and ability not to destroy the lock. with drilling the actual key (which would be broken off even with the ignition) the vibration and rocking will usually cause the release mechanism to eject and the ignition to turn back off. The key can then be removed and a new one cut. When the key is out, lube the heck out of the cylinder to wash out all the accumulated brass.
The key to my ignition broke off in the ignition. Luckily, I was able to insert the remainder of the key in the ignition and turn on my car. In order to fix the problem, I had to take my car to the dealer and I am pretty sure they removed it and installed a new ignition "key hole" keyed to my car. It is a 1990, and I believe the problem happened approx 1993?
remove the shroud covering the steering coloum and turn the key to the on position push in release pin over ignition and pull cylinder out.