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Old 09-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Locking Key

I have a 2011 Wrangler Sport Unlimited. 3 out of the last 5 times I have tried to start it (since yesterday afternoon) the key will not turn in the ignition. I kept moving the steering wheel in both directions and it finally unlocked and turned over yesterday, so same drill twice today. Has anyone experienced the same?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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The quick answer is yes. The disclaimer is that if the front wheels were under pressure in either direction with the steeering wheel turned when you shut it off and took the key out, the issue you described may occur. Most vehicles are like that.

Turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the hard lock alleviates the pressure on the ignition switch and allows the key to turn it.
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