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Old August 11th, 2014, 02:28 AM
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I have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent and it has been having issues with releasing the key after one turns off the car. It has the same problem with both keys, and it doesn't matter which way you put the key in. It doesn't happen every time, but it seems to be happening more frequently now.

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you get to your destination, put the car in PARK, and turn the key to OFF, and then the key won't come out. you have to sit there and wait for the key to be ready to come out. sometimes you hear a little click and then you know that the key is ready to come out.

I do not believe it is a lubrication issue. i do not believe it has anything to do with the battery, as i had to replace my battery fairly recently and it still happens, actually it is happening more frequently now. It sounds to me like some sort of an electronic locking sensor that doesn't go through its unlock cycle at the right time. i don't even know if the car has that, but it seems the most likely.

What can be done to correct this, so one doesn't have to sit in the car for several more minutes, waiting for the car to release the key?
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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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The next time you have the problem shift the car back into gear and then back into Park. If the key comes out with this technique I would assume the shift cable is out of adjustment.
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Same issue

I am having this same issue and it does work sometimes to shift out of and back into park...so does the shift cable need to be replaced or just adjusted? Thank you!!
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Old May 10th, 2017, 12:41 PM
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it would have to be examined to see if it is damaged
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 10:29 AM
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Hi I am having the same problem with my Pontiac except my gear shift is locked also. Can anyone help Me? I am needing to fix this because I have to go get my daughter diapers and I can't get my keys out and it will not start.
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 12:21 PM
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I assume you have a Torrent? Below is a link to the owners manual for a 2010 look at page 2-32 for problems with shifting out of park.
Do you know if the battery is dead?

http://www.vadengmpp.com/owners-manu...ac-Torrent.pdf
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