Question about 2003 Volvo S60

2 Answers

Volvo S60 2003,Ignition lock cannot turn beyond position one

I have Volvo S60 2003, the other day I have put the key in the ignition lock to drive of to work but was unable to turn to position 2. The position 1 brings on the power to radio and other elements. But after that when trying to turn the key to position 2 and then 3, it seams like something is physically blocking it.

Please help, is this some security feature, replacement or a bang with a hammer in the right position?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Same problem exactly... Temp i s15 degrees and mechanic suggested I heat the lock (did not help) any suggestion would be appreciated my volvo is a 2002 AWD

  • gokon Feb 14, 2009

    2003 XC90, same problem!!! Not cold, just stuck out of no where~
    GDO

  • rosemarym Feb 16, 2009

    I just had the same problem (2005 Volvoe S80) and had to have my car towed back to my home. It was completely out of the blue or so it seems - I keep wondering if I did something that turned on a security feature. Needless to say, I'll be calling the dealer first thing tomorrow morning (have Presidents Day off, thank goodness) but this just seem too flukey. -

  • E1234 Feb 21, 2009

    Same thing happened to my S60 last night. Can't turn the key past position one.

  • angiew221 May 03, 2009

    2002 S60 with the same problem. Key will turn to position one only and won't go any further. Tried rocking the car to see if wan't completely in gear, that didn't work. Any suggestions?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Happened to me while i was trying to leave walmart... The AAA guy moved the transmission linkage and it worked...brought mine to the dealer today to get it fixed because ever since that happened the key has be almost impossible to turn, and they said it was the ignition lock. It needs to be replaced....

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 22 Answers

Turn the key around and insert it ,when you turn it should work

Posted on May 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1999 Volvo S40 cannot remove key


What make vehicle ? Most all vehicles have a safety system .Don't try an force anything you'll break it !
Electronic Park Lock (EPL)/Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator: If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission and a floor mounted console gear shift, it has an ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in any position other than PARK and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of an ignition lock cylinder control actuator, and a park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle transmission is not in the PARK position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the PARK position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. They also have this on column mounted shifters !

Aug 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The Key FOB is stuck in the ignition. How can I get it to eject?


Most if not all vehicles have a Electronic Park Lock (EPL)/Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator: If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission and a floor mounted console gear shift, it has an ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in any position other than PARK and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of an ignition lock cylinder control actuator, and a park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle transmission is not in the PARK position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the PARK position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. Or it has
Linear Shift Assembly: If the vehicle is equipped with a column mounted gear shift, it has a linear shift assembly on the steering column. The linear shift assembly has a cable that runs from the linear shift assembly to the ignition lock cylinder case. The purpose of this cable is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The linear shift assembly cable contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle transmission is not in the PARK position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the PARK position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.
Your best bet is to take it to a ASE certified repair shop or the dealer ! The fix involves taking the steering column apart an or the floor shifter assembly ! Also electrical test to determine what is the problem !
Your

Jul 04, 2015 | 2008 Volvo S80

2 Answers

I have a 95 camaro, I put the key in ignition and it will not turn the ignition. It's like it's stuck. Replaced the ignition module and still cannot turn ignition. Help!


the ignition module (ignition switch on top of the steering column) normally doesn't get stuck.

things you can try:
steering wheel lock: (the pin gets a "burr" on it and locks everything up) wiggle steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn key.

transmission lock (parking on an incline will jam up the interlock)
push the shifter farther into park while trying to turn the key, or wiggle shifter

Sep 19, 2014 | 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

My friend's 89 Volvo 760 Turbo steering wheel is stuck in the lock mode. What can I do to fix it?


ignition is locked,and will not turn over. do you have any suggestions on what the issue could be?

May 01, 2012 | 1989 Volvo 760

1 Answer

Volvo xc90 2007 ignition or immobiliser problems cannot get past position one on ignition


If the ignition turns to the #1 position and back to the lock position, and you can get the key in and out of the lock with no problem, you will have to get the ignition lock replaced. You will have to order it from the dealer. You will need the VIN and proof that you are the registered owner of the car.

Oct 24, 2011 | Volvo Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Ignition key won't turn to on position, steering wheel does not appear to be locked


if you have a standard, put it in neutral. if automatic, park or neutral.

Nov 25, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC70

1 Answer

2004 XC70 Ingnition Switch will only turn from 0 to 1 position


sometimes your steering wheel gets turned and locked when the key is put , all you have to do is turn the wheel in a direction that it will move a few degrees to take pressure off whatever it is in the steering/ignition system and you should be able to turn the key all the way, happens to me all the time on pretty much every car I've had.

Jan 21, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC90

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Volvo S60 Logo

1,512 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Mark Jones

Level 2 Expert

76 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...