Equinox Switch Glitch
A “small number” of ignition and start switch housings are involved in a recall involving 2010-2013 Chevy Equinox, 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevy Cruze, 2013-2015 Chevy Malibu and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain models. The ignition system may contain a damaged electronic park lock lever that could fail to prevent the ignition key to be removed when the transmission is in a position other than park.
Inspect the ignition and start switch housing for proper operation. While performing the test, if the key is able to be removed at any point with the vehicles in any gear other than park, the ignition and start switch housing will need to be replaced. The part number for the replacement housing is 84165716.