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When we put the key in it will not turn. If I fiddle with it it will eventually turn and start the car. I can turn the wheel with the key out. I am thinking it might be something in that locking syste

We have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. When we put the key in it sometimes will not turn. If you fiddle with it you can get the switch to turn. Also it seems the wheel lock does not engage. I can turn the wheels with the key out. What do you think and how do I go about fixing it?

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  • agiglobal May 19, 2009

    I have the exactly the sdame problem. Right now, I can't even turn the engine on which means ignition locks up. I think this problem is a manufacturing defect. I talk to the dealer about reapair cost. The part( Ingnition lock cylider) was $140.00 and labor was $240.00, total cost $400.00. It is terrible. There are not much thing driver can harm the system. It is the part (cylinder) that goes wrong normally. I think it is the manufacturing defect.

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I think that you need a new ignition tumbler You can find instructions in most manuals. If key has a security feature you may need a dealer to re-code it though. Job is not terribly difficult but you need to follow instructions exactly to avoid getting getting smacked in the face by the airbag!!! (no fun)

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