Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Sounds to be like your steering column locked. You do that by wiggling the steering wheel when the car is off. It's a theft prevent thing, stops people from pushing your car away with any control.
Wiggling the steering wheel with the key in it, like you did, fixes it.
Although, if it happens a lot in the future, I may be wrong.
Driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LT 2.2L, Alpine Type-S speakers & 10" Sub, Pioneer AVHP3200BT Receiver, Injen CAI