Key wouldn't turn in ignition.
August 16, 2007 8:57 AM Subscribe
The key in my wife's Camry wouldn't turn until I jiggled the steering wheel.
posted by codswallop to travel & transportation (20 answers total)
The key was locked solid, wouldn't budge at all. Eventually I gave the steering wheel a good shake and then it worked fine. Key turns normally right now.
The steering wheel was more or less straight; that is the key hadn't been turned off with the wheels hard to one side or the other. If it matters, we don't have a heavy keychain or anything so seemingly no inordinate wear the lock mechanism but it is a 10-year old car.
I read this previous post
but it didn't seem exactly the same. Ours didn't wiggle at all.
Is there any chance this was just a fluke? The local mechanic said it'd cost $200-300 to fix and that seems a bit pricey. On the flip side, its my wife's car and we have an eight month-old and I don't want her to get stuck anywhere. Any thoughts?