2006 aveo ls can't shift from park and key stuck in ignition.
So yesterday I had the two front tires on my car replaced then later my husband and I went grocery shopping. We came out, got in the car and the gear shift was stuck in park. With some force my husband was able to get the shift into drive but over the course of last night and today the problem got worse. Finally I could not get the car to shift from park without the shift lock release key after getting stuck at a gas station. My dealer is closed Sunday so I was going to take it in Monday but I got home and could not get the key out of the ignition. I had to take the car into the dealer tonight an hour before the service department closes because of the key being stuck in there. They were unable to get the key out and had no clue what was wrong but they told me that other aveos had been coming in with the same problem. I had to leave it there and all of this with a screaming 4 month old in tow who did not understand why we didn't get out of the car at home.
Car is an automatic with 66k on it I bought the car used 2 years ago with 37k on it and this is the first problem I've had. All other work on the car has been basic maintainence to this point.
Anyone have any idea? I am broke after the tire replacement and very stressed that this is going to be a huge repair.
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hi, hello there?... i'm a newby here. i bought an aveo (2003 model) a year ago for my daughter's use and she is very much satisfied with its performance. but lately, she complained that when she parked the car one time in the mall she cannot shift the lever to park and even on the reverse position. however, it can be shifted to d, 3, 2 and l, so she waited for the other car parked in front of her car to go (after 2 hrs) and drived the car back home. she noticed that the lever can now be shifted to park and tought that the problem was gone. but it happened again, so i just advised her not to park the car when there would be any obstruction in front of the car until the problem has been completely resolved.
could this also be the same solenoid problem (that has to be replaced) as what you experienced before?