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My 2005 Volvo S40, front wheel drive gear selector gets

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My 2005 Volvo S40, front wheel drive gear selector gets stuck in neutral??? When it does, I can't turn the ignition key off and I can't shift into any gear. Help?
Submitted: 26 days ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 25 days ago.

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Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Hi Chris,
My 2005 S40 got stuck in neutral when I tried to park at the end of the day. The dash display message was "gear shifter maintenance necessary". After many efforts, it came out of neutral and I was able to shift into park and turned the car off. The next morning I happened to grab my alternate ignition key. Car started with no warning messages and shifted fine. When I tried my primary ignition key (the one with the metal insert), the dash lit up like a Christmas tree. Going back to the alternate key allowed me to shift and drive just fine. What do you think?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 24 days ago.

Just to make sure I understand. With one key all works normal. With your other key the shifter does not work correct and you get warning messages?