Key Sticks in Ignition and Alarm Goes Off when Unlocking with Key
I have a used 2005 Base model automatic 4 door Cobalt. We purchased it about 9 months ago - has only 30,000 miles.
There are a couple of problems that seem to be related.
1. When we bought it - both key fobs worked. Since either the key fobs went bad. On one the metal piece that holds the battery on the inside came loose from the circuit board. The other just doesn't work - even with exchanging the battery.
2. When you put the car in park and turn off the key - the ignition key doesn't turn all the way to enable you to pull it out of the ignition. We have to presss a small button that is located in a small hole under the steering column and then turn the key the final turn in order to pull it out. This problem has been present since we bought the car with only 18,000 miles on it.
3. Because the key fobs don't work - we have to unlock the car using the ignition key - the alarm goes off. In order to shut off the alarm - you must start the car.
Other than these problems - this is a great car!
Any help will be much appreciated.