How to Get a Stuck Key Out of a Honda Ignition

by Andrew Todd

Honda makes many models of sedans, coups and trucks for both private and commercial use. Honda steering wheels are designed to lock when the vehicle is turned off to prevent movement of the vehicle by anyone other than the owner. Occasionally, the steering wheel lock will cause the key to stick in the ignition, making it very difficult, if not impossible to remove. This is very common with many types of vehicles, and a simple method exists to remove the key quickly and easily.

Step 1

Ensure that the vehicle is off and in "Park" or "Neutral." If the vehicle is in gear or running, the key cannot be removed.

Step 2

Place your left hand on the top of the steering wheel and place your right hand on the key.

Step 3

Wiggle the steering wheel left and right, and attempt to turn the key into a different position, such as the "Accessory" or "On" position. Continue until the key moves freely.

Step 4

Turn the key back to the "Off" position, then pull the key out of the ignition.

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