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Old 11-15-2017, 08:24 PM   #43
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You can move the shifter from D or M to Park without fully depressing the shifter lock( button) . This causes the locking mechanism not to work properly. Squeeze it again , you'll hear the release if the radio isn't playing.
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:04 AM   #44
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I think I have a fix. I noticed on my 2014 if you squeeze the trigger in the shifter after you put the car in park, you can hear the lock release in the ignition. Going into park it doesn't always make contact. If you put the car in park, and squeeze the trigger once it should solve the key issue. At least it has for me so far, 3 weeks and counting! Hope this helps.
Thanks I tried doing what you said and it does work.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:49 PM   #45
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So I took mine in to get the key getting stuck in the ignition they replaced the shifter itís still under warranty.

Guess what Iím still having issues with ?

Yup key still gets stuck !!!

I drove across the street to the shell mini mart to grab a energy drink. Shut the car off and the key doesnít want to come out !!!

Walk back to the dealership and talk to one of the service managers we walk back to the car and he goes straight for the shifter wiggles it around and pulls the key out.

Hell I couldíve done that, but it defeats the purpose of supposably them replacing the shifter in the first place? To me they didnít fix the issue. I shouldnít have to sit there and fool around with the shifter to get the key out?

Thoughts ?

Live with it or ?
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:53 PM   #46
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I would ask them to look at it again, clearly it wasn't fixed correctly. You may have to pay for the part but I wouldn't pay for any labor.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:46 AM   #47
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So, what's the problem? Is it the micro switch on the shifter? Or the solenoid on the column? Mine seems to be related to the shifter and I would guess the micro switch is either out of adjustment or the switch itself is going bad.

The solenoid p/n 22891588 ($18) seems to be common to about every GM vehicle made since the column lock has been around. Weak/bad solenoid? The complete shifter assembly is $122 online, but that seems like overkill if the microswitch is bad or out of adjustment.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:42 PM   #48
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In the past couple of weeks I haven’t had any problems with the key getting stuck. But it has happened like 2 or 3 times since getting the shifter change, out of a whim I started using my spare key and haven’t had a issue with it getting stuck ?

Had one time it did get stuck started to make a video on my phone I didn’t do anything but start to record and narrate saying the keys stuck in the ignition again try the key and it’s no longer stuck.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:30 PM   #49
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I started having the same problem with my 2014 Camaro. It was driving me crazy. Dealership said I was over my warranty period, I drive a lot!!!! So I was going to have to pay for it out of my pocket. So I did some research, and took the covers off my steering column. There is a pin that moves back and forth that is connected to a little arm on the lock cylinder that locks the key in when you push the button on the gear shifter. I just simply pulled the pin out of the little arm and it works perfect now. Just like it never happened. This takes about 5 minutes to do. only tools needed are a 8mm socket, ratchet with extension to take off the cover, and a flat head screw driver to pull the pin out.
If you pull the steering column covers off, put the key in the ignition and start the car, then push the button on the shifter you will see exactly what im talking about.
Just though I would share my experience with you all.
Thank you so much for your advice! I tried this and it fixed the problem, however I found that afterward, my car would let me take the key out of the ignition even if I had not shifted to park and that would allow my car to roll after I let out on the brake.

Instead of taking that risk, I used some graphite powder to lubricate the little solenoid that moves the pin you referenced so hopefully it won't get stuck again. So far, so good. If it does happen again, I'll probably go ahead and remove the pin. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:27 PM   #50
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Key stuck in ignition

Had the same issue in mine, although it was not consistent. Sometimes it would come out, sometimes it would not. Had to bump the shifter forward just a touch which usually worked, but not always. Finally took it in to the dealership and lo and behold, I pull it in to the service bay and guess what? The key is stuck in the ignition. Guess it was just my lucky day. Shifter replaced.. Problem solved.
All under warranty.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #51
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The dealership said it was the shifter (without looking at the car; they said it was common), but I removed the steering column cover and can confirm that the solenoid is not working consistently. Thanks, Spurshot, for the part info.
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