We continue our series of web content on what can get stuck on your car. After discovering why your fuel flap or hood could get stuck, in this article we’ll take a look at why the key is stuck in your Kia Forte ignition . Especially annoying, having a stuck ignition cylinder will prevent you from starting and consequently from utilising your car. We will so do everything we can to help you fix this problem as quickly as possible. To get this done, first, we will describe to you what the ignition of your car is used for, then in a second time, why the ignition barrel of your Kia Forte is stuck? And, to conclude, how to unblock the key stuck in your Kia Forte ignition.


What’s the goal of my Kia Forte’s ignition lock?

The ignition lock of your Kia Forte is a secureness part. Its goal is to protect your car from theft tries. It is placed on the steering column of your car, developed in 1931 by Abram Neiman. Its goal is to prevent your Kia Forte from starting by blocking the steering and the steering lock if it does not recognize your car key. It is closely linked to the starter switch which will integrate the key lock and an electric switch. There is a tendency to confuse the starter switch and the neiman, and when we talk about blocked neiman we generally refer to a key that does not turn or does not turn well in the cylinder of the lock of your car.

Why is the key stuck in your Kia Forte ignition?

Now it’s time to describe to you why the key is stuck in your Kia Forte ignition cylinder . Now that we’ve defined what the ignition is, it’s time to find out why it’s stuck. If it is the steering wheel of your Kia Forte that is blocked, do not hesitate to seek advice from our content page on this subject matter. A neiman is not a wearing component that you replace frequently but time has an influence on it and it can happen that you have to replace it as a result of normal wear and tear. On this website are the different reasons of a ignition that locks on Kia Forte :

  • Regular wear and tear on the ignition barrel of your Kia Forte : As we stated earlier, with time, the elements of the neiman can become seized up, or become packed with dust or small particles from the outside that will prevent it from working correctly. In such a case, you should feel complications inserting and turning the key before it locks entirely.
  • A component of the ignition of your Kia Forte that fails: In the same logic, an element of the neiman can fail. As we described in introduction, when we speak about the neiman we often include, the cylinder, the lock and the starter switch, if one of these parts is defective, the neiman will not let the key turn in the cylinder of the lock
  • Someone forced too much on the ignition barrel of your Kia Forte: Finally, last possibility, and it’s more or less obvious, if someone forced too much on the neiman in unlocking the steering wheel of your car before, he may have twisted internal components and thus damaged the neiman of it.

How do I unlock the key stuck in my Kia Forte ignition barrel?

We now move on to the solutions available to you for solving a key stuck in your Kia Forte ignition . Depending to the origin of your problem the solutions will not be similar, discover them below:

  • Ignition barrel blocked as a result of a twisted key: If your key is twisted, it is obvious that your neiman will not unblock. Try softly with a mallet to straighten your key, if you can’t do it, use the duplicate of your key.
  • Ignition cylinder If the neiman of your Kia Forte is clogged as a result of impurities : Use a WD40 type degreaser and let it work for a short while, it should unblock the neiman of your Kia Forte.
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  • If your key is stuck in your ignition as a result of a defective element: If finally it is as a result of an internal element that your ignition lock is no longer unblocked you will sadly have to replace the whole block (electronic switch, lock cylinder, neiman), we suggest you to go to a specialist who will as well have to give you a new key to start your Kia Forte.


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