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Unable to remove car key from ignition lock after engine is

Customer Question

Unable to remove car key from ignition lock after engine is shut from mazda3 2011 sports model.
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: An old key from 2011 but it is not broken. Able to remove only after moving the steering right and left a lot of times.
JA: Are you fixing your Mazda3 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am not fixing myself. So far only removed keys after moving the steering left and right. Do it for the past 3 weeks. Would like a permanent and affordable solution.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just had a battery boost from CAA this morning.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Is the key stuck in there at the moment?