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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Jeep
Satisfied Customers: 22686
Experience:  Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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My key is stuck in the ignition, Yes, steering wheel moves

Customer Question

My key is stuck in the ignition
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Yes, steering wheel moves fine. I tried moving it completely from side to side to see if it would unlock the key. Didn't work
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: Key is fine as far as I know
JA: What year is your Jeep?
Customer: 06 liberty
JA: Are you fixing your Liberty yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yeah, I'm in a parking lot trying to figure it out
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing else. I was going to try to take off the plastic cover around the wheel to see if I could find anything
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** the key turn to the off position all the way?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Tim- while I was waiting I kept fiddling with the key, and turned the gear shifter to each position and back again. I then tried the key again and it came right out.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is there any way I can get my $5 back? Thanks!
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If moving the shifter allowed the key to come out then it either wasn't fully in park when the problem happened or there is an interlock issue. The shifter/ignition interlock prevents the key from turning to the locked position if the shifter isn't in park. It's possible that it just wasn't put up into park forcefully enough, there may be a shifter, cable or trans issue preventing it from shifting into park properly, or the interlock cable may need to be adjusted.