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Key is stuck in ignition and car wont start

My saturn ion wont start and the key wont turn to off so i can take the key out. its stuck in acc and can turn to on but wont start.none of my lights work and my security light used to be on and now its off.

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    where on the steering column is this plunger am trying to remove key but dont see plunger my car is an 89 not 86 does it matter?

  • deborah mayfield Dec 01, 2011

    has anyone had this same problem and figured out exactly what the cause was????? because that is exactly what my car is doing

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    key is on but the security light wont go off and the car is not starting

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When the battery is dead, the key cannot be removed. You can either charge the battery, and remove the key or, there is a access panel (small) under the steering column, remove this, and push a small pluger to the left, while holding the plunger, remove the key.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Big prob with saturns factory keys are made with cheap metals keys probably worn down to far if you have a spare from when it was newer that might help. seen those keys wear down one eight of an inch. and that was in a 2002

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Move steering wheel back and forth while turning key

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Call the reimbursement department so they can start a recall... 1800-204-0261 we have the same promblem and they wont do a recall unless they get more complaints!!

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start

The problem is in the ignition - the grease gets thick in the cold and doent turn quite right the first time. everything turns on, but the anti theft system thinks you have the wrong key so shuts off pwer to the starter. it takes 8-10 mintues to reset. That is why it normally starts when you come back later. I have had the same problem and done tons of reseach. Right now my temp solution has been a small heater and an extention cord. I keep it plugged in over night on a medium setting - just enough to keep the inside temp above freezing. I am also researching remote starts because saturn dealership charges $250 to replace the ignition, and a remote start will run about $300. Saturn wont do a recall because they feel it is not a safety hazard. I say that is bull. Good luck!

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SOURCE: 2006 Saturn Ion ignition problem.

call the reimbursement department so they can start a recall... 1800-204-0261 we have the same promblem and they wont do a recall unless they get more complaints!!

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn Ion will not start. Security lock is on.

The fix for this problem is well known, so is the cause. GM needs to step up in my opinion. You can fix it yourself if you're willing

http://moontaj.com/passlock

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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