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FOB not working on my saturn vue and can't get key in ignition or turn ignition.

I used my key to enter the car. Tried to stick the key in to keep the horn from sounding and then the key wouldn't turn and the key got stuck. Got it out with great effort. Is this FOB issue related to the key not going in the ignition ad not turning?

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  • Linda Shaw Jan 21, 2013

    It's a straight drive and the gear is in nutural - there is no park.

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That will usually happen when your gear shift is not fully in park. Start by checking that to make sure.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  • Linda Shaw Jan 21, 2013

    It's a straight drive and the gear is in nutural

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It was very likely that the problem turning the key was due to the steering column lock mechanism. Sometimes when you lock the steering wheel, if you the mechanism will bind up, making it difficult to unlock the ignition with the key. Often when this happens, you will be parked on a hill with your wheels agains a curb or some such item. Once you turn the wheel hard to the right (or left), the pressure is released on the locking mechanism, and the key will turn easily. This is a similar situation to what can happen in an automatic if you park on a hill without the parking brake.
try doing this:
pop the off the circle piece around the ignition and the holster cover under the steering wheel.
that ought to work.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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