10:37 PM 04-10-2006
01 neon - key stuck in ignition. any suggestions on how to get key out
10:44 PM 04-10-2006
it's in park, right?
10:50 PM 04-10-2006
Originally Posted by :
it's in park, right?
LOL...ummm i dont even know how a key does get stuck in the ignition...are you sure your pushing in the release button when you try and pull it out? Otherwise, i dont know, pull harder?
10:58 PM 04-10-2006
yes it is in park. the park may not be engaging.
11:19 PM 04-10-2006
there should be a button under the column to release the lock....maybe try to take the lock out and then mess with it
11:38 PM 04-10-2006
if the car is parked on an incline, I'd say that the key is probably stuck due to there being pressure on the locking system. I don't remember what causes this but if you can manage to push the car forward so that the weight is taken off of the locking mechanism, the key should release. Also there could be a button that you need to press before you can turn the key all the way off and then release it like normal.
11:47 PM 04-10-2006
the car is parked on an even surface. i don't see a button under the column to release the lock. does it make a difference if it is a neon se as far as the release button.
01:21 AM 04-11-2006
Well first off, has this happened before? Is this your first time driving it, etc? If you've removed the key before then there isnt a button, which would be located 1/4" in front of the ignition...its kinda bananna shaped. Anyway, if this is the first ime my best would be you arent pushing the button in...when i got my Neon i had never had a car with an ignition key release before and it took me about 15minutes to get the damn key out. lol.
08:23 PM 11-08-2007
Just had the same exact issue ion my 02 Stratus R/T after trying to shift to and from park a bunch of times, parking on level ground ETC, I tilted the wheel up and down a few times then then all the way down and the key came out. So try titlting the wheel down.
12:02 AM 11-09-2007
my key actually falls out of the ignition while the cars running, wtf