My wife called me today at work and said the key would not come out of the ignition. She said she tried everything and nothing she did could coax it to come out. I told her not to worry, that I'd just put the word out on this forum and we'd have an answer soon. I told her to try everything I could think of like turning the steering wheel, making sure it was in park, and pushing the key in and turning it at the same time. No go, she said. Now this vehicle has left her stranded twice and I knew that she was getting upset and I had better not tell her my sneaking suspicion that it was something boneheaded she was doing. She drove it home. She called later and said if she took off the parking brake the key would come out. When I got home I tried both mine and her keys and it worked fine. Now she was really coming unglued and got mad when I just smiled. "Honestly, it wasn't working!!!", she said. I looked down and noticed a large paper clip wedged in the slot where the shifter moves. It wouldn't go completely into park because of that paper clip! Does anyone know of any reason the parking brake lever would have any impact on removing the key? She thinks she fixed it with the parking brake. I say it was just a conincidence.