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    Key stuck in ignition

    Has anyone else had an issue with their key getting stuck in the ignition.
    Happened tonight for the first time. I finally got it out by starting it. Locking and unlocking the doors, shutting it off and it came out. Went somewhere after and it did it again. This time I cant get it out by locking unlocking. I guess I need to bring it to the dealer, just wondering if there were any known issues with the ignition switch.. Thanks

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    I did this tonight...i forgot to put it in 'park'. Make sure you're doing that, and make sure it's 'all the way' in park. good luck.

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    I noticed that when I first got my Soul. What I found was that when you go to turn it all the way off you have to push the key in as you turn and it will come out just fine.
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    The steering wheel will also make the key not come out. Just turn the wheel a little bit and the key will come out.
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    This just happened to my girlfriend today (right now, actually). The car seems like it isn't registering that it's in park - and it is in park. Wheel is not locked, the car can be turned on (in fact, the key can't be turned all the way back to shut the car off.) Scary.

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    Yeah- I've experienced a few of these issues- #1- My factory keys seemed to be 'stickier' in the ignition, having to get it just right to remove. I have a flip key now, which works much better.

    However, I also cannot EVER get my steering wheel to lock, even though it's in park. Thankfully I can still remove my key and start my vehicle. Been meaning to talk to the dealership about it, but wanted to make an inventory list of items to be addressed to save time.
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    happened to my fiance's car and I had to do the same thing the OP did in order to get the key out. It happened twice, but hasn't happened for a few months...

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    This happened to me once... except mine with the stupid cap from the iPod cable causing me not to remove the key. The cap fell into the shifter while driving and when I put the shifter into Park, the shifter was not fully in Park (I looked like it to me, but the cap was smashed in front of the shifter). So, after thinking something was terribly wrong, I put my Soul into neutral and then I heard the cap move. The cap has been since removed!
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    it happened to me too. i had a few bracelets on the shifter (terrible idea) which caught it and didnt let it fully engage into park.

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