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2003 saturn ion will not start somtimes - 2003 Saturn ION

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Our Saturn does this all the time Saturn said it would be about $400.00 to fix this it. I was told by Saturn this happen all the time it is some type of switch in the steering colum he said the switch cost about $35.00 I said $400.00 was to much he said to just wait ten min. and your car will start. Thay know thay have a problum thay should fix them



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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Intermittently would not start in cold weather. Saturn is aware of the problem. Seems to be lubricant in the ignition switch get thick in cold weather. Dealer service replaced for $50 deductable.

  • mmpchevy Mar 11, 2009

    My daughters 2003 ion 2 has a similar problem. Once in while, when you turn the key to the start position, the starter will just bump and then nothing. We keep trying and trying then a short time later it usually will start. It hasn't done this for a month though. Any ideas??

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    It looks like I am not alone on this problem. I am having the same issue. This problem showed up once my battery went bad. I have checked new battery, cables etc and still have the same problem. If I wait 5 minutes then I can get it started.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I have the same Problem, I thank it might be in the program system, it reprograms it self after six to ten min . I also thank the key bob buttons sets it off. I"ve had this problem for more than two years, MY neighbor works on cars he put starters on two so fare.both 203 Brenda S.

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The security interlock on the ignition switch goes bad. The ignition switch needs replaced. (about $35 from the dealer) It takes about 30 minutes to replace and another 30 minutes to "learn" your key. The car locks out for 10 minutes when it fails so if you look in th emanual there is a procedure to override the lockout but it won't work for 10 minutes. Google the problem there are procedures for the switch replacement and learning the key with the new ignition switch.

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