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Ignition switch won't release the key after turning off the vehicle. I can start it, turn it off and take the key out, but as soon as it's put into gear and THEN turn the vehicle off and try to pull the key out, it won't let go. It isn't such a problem in the winter months, but as soon as the weather is hot (Yuma, Arizona-it's ALWAYS hot) the problem returns.

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