Does this happen with just one key or both keys?
You may want to check http://www.alldata.com
website to see if there has been any recalls related to this issue. I know
that there was a recall related to the 1999 Honda Accord related to
TSB number 02-031 Recall--Ignition switch replacement.
Perhaps the same sort of repair will solve your problem..
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Sounds like an electronic problem. To troubleshoot disconnect the
battery and the key should come out.
The car probably uses an interlock device. The solution is to
clean your console switch and/or the solenoid that holds the key.
You can permanently disable the key interlock by disconnecting
the two-pin connector on the ignition assembly, the one that
holds the key in.
A few years ago I bought a 91 Accord that did the same thing I finally went
and had a new key cut at a Honda dealership and it worked like magic. Not
sure if this will work in your case but it might be worth a try.
My 1990 Honda Accord EX-R holds on to the key after turning the engine
off. Sometimes it releases it after a minute. Sometimes it retains it
until the next day. Sometimes not. My mechanic took the ignition apart,
lubricated parts, but it made no difference. It's quite annoying.
IN ADDITION TO THIS . . . the transmission locks. By accessing the trans.
lock beside the shifter, with my spare key I can unlock it, but it's
becoming increasingly annoying.
I had Honda cut a new key. This didn't solve the problem.
When it holds on to the key the transmission may lock and the engine may not
start. If I wait a few minutes or overnight the key will come out easily.
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