Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

2010 chevy cobalt, I start the car and it is stuck in park,

Customer Question
turn the car off and...
2010 chevy cobalt, I start the car and it is stuck in park, turn the car off and the key gets stuck, I use the quick release button under the column to get the key out. I have no night time running lights, no dash lights and the service traction comes up on the display panel when I start the car. Someone said it could be the brake pedal switch, any ideas??
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/25/2017
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 8 months ago
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 5,633
Experience: ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.
Verified

The key and the shifting are all tied together. The service traction message or light is probably also related.

The lighting is not directly related, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they are all controlled by the body control module. I would be looking at the BCM with a scan tool very closely to see if it has failed, or if there is something wrong with the inputs that are affecting the outputs, but my guess on this is that you have a bad BCM causing all of these problems.

Proper diagnosis is recommended, and a new BCM comes blank and will not work without correct programming, so for these reasons, this is a good job for your dealer mechanic to figure out and repair.

Please take a moment to rate my answers, that's how I get compensated. If you have further questions, I am happy to follow up with you.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Jerry Newton Your Own Question
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 5,633
5,633 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.

Jerry Newton is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,289 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,866 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
2008 trailblazer won't accelerate after throttle pedal
2008 trailblazer won't accelerate after throttle pedal position replaced … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I can't get the fan clutch off of the water pump. I have the
I can't get the fan clutch off of the water pump. I have the entire assembly removed from the truck including the water pump. I watched an online video that said to turn the nut in the same direction … read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
I had my 2011 Chevy Camaro SS washed and as soon as I left
I had my 2011 Chevy Camaro SS washed and as soon as I left the car wash and pulled out onto the street. The service stabilitrack, check engine light and all the other traction control lights came on a… read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
91 satisfied customers
Anti theft activated cannot start. Yes& no. 2014 Chevy
No I just don't understand why it won't start . We just left restaurant & stopped at a shoe place & now nothing Did that… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
Transmission went out in my 2008 chevy 1500 and i have a
transmission went out in my 2008 chevy 1500 and i have a good trans from a 2005 chevy 1500. i need to find out if they will interchange. theyre both 4l60e transmissions … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 silverado 2500 HD 4 x 4 with a 6.6 Litre
i have a 2002 silverado 2500 HD 4 x 4 with a 6.6 Litre Duramax. off and on it decides it will not start even though the starter works. no fuel. so after pumping the pump at the top of the fuel filter … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 Chevy Blazer. I was driving the other day and
I have a 2001 Chevy Blazer. I was driving the other day and all of a sudden the battery-shaped light came on and I lost power. Can't remember if the truck died or if I turned the ignition off, but the… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Failed inspection for p0401. Cleaned out the egr and message
Failed inspection for p0401. Cleaned out the egr and message went away. Too\k if for a ride, but after a little while, the message pops up again. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2009 Chevrolet pickup and the brake and airbag light and
2009 Chevrolet pickup and the brake and airbag light and engine light stays on also the seatbelt sometimes rings… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 traverse the passenger side window is stuck
I have a 2010 traverse the passenger side window is stuck down … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
My abs light and tractions control light came on and stay on
My abs light and tractions control light came on and stay on in my 2008 Chevy van. … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 Chevy 3500 express van. I replaced battery and
I have a 2002 Chevy 3500 express van. I replaced battery and the alternator twice. … read more
timdieseltech
timdieseltech
diesel tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
63 satisfied customers
I need to know how to remove the headlight assembly from my
I need to know how to remove the headlight assembly from my 2003 SSR … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2008 chev 2500 HD bad vid ony during braking with 5th wheel
2008 chev 2500 HD bad vid ony during braking with 5th wheel trailer. But it is not every time? Seem … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 Ecotec. Little bypass coolant hose by
2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 Ecotec. Little bypass coolant hose by the two radiator hoses burst. Totally disintegrated on the inside, but just in that one spot on the lower end right before the clamp. Probabl… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Do i have to remove door panel to replace window switch in
do i have to remove door panel to replace window switch in C6 Coervette … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
My 2006 Corvette is idling high at initial start and
My 2006 Corvette is idling high at initial start and eventually hangs at 650 rpm's. If i tap the accelerator the rpm's will hold at 800 rpm's for around 20 secs the rest at 650. This issue started onc… read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
91 satisfied customers
2005 silverado wont shift into 3rd. changed the shift
Second opinion] hi. 2005 silverado wont shift into 3rd. changed the shift solenoid A and B but still having the same problem. thinking it might be the pressure control solenoid or the torque converter… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x