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Ignition System (B8) – “I turn off the engine and the key gets stuck in the Ignition”

Apr 13

Vehicles: A4, A5/S5, A5/S5 Cabriolet, Q5
Description: Feedback indicates some customers are facing difficulties removing the key from the ignition slot

“Keyless entry tends to get stuck and I have to restart.”“…when I shut off the car I have to restart it and shut off again to get the key out”

Proper Ignition Key removal: Instruct owners to follow these steps to remove the key after stopping engine or stopping accessory mode.
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I did this today, I guess I need to slow down.

From Paul Jordan on June 11th, 2009

Thank you.
I followed your chart and now my keys releases with no problem;

From kathy michael on March 3rd, 2010

I have the same problem with my 2007 Q7. I’m aware the ignition will differ from the A5 models in this article, and will require a different fix. At the moment the key will not release unless I press the tiny button next to the key slot with the end of a paper clip. This releases the key, but I’m then unable to lock the car remotely – need to lock manually. However, I’m able to unlock remotely. Easy fix, or do I need to take it to my man who has the necessary diagnostic equipment?

From Chris on March 8th, 2016

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