Nissan Qashqai key stuck in ignition - how can I remove it?

I have a Nissan Qashqai (2012 model). The car key is well and truly stuck in the ignition. Can I still lock the car with the key in the ignition? Any advice on how I can free it?

Asked on 23 December 2020 by planxty04

Answered by Andrew Brady
It's a fairly common issue, unfortunately. Try wiggling the key up and down while pulling it. If this doesn't work, you'll need to remove the ignition barrel and strip it down to release the key. An auto locksmith will be able to do this (and will cost less than a Nissan dealer). You should be able to lock the remaining doors with the spare key.
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