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I have a 2006 saturn ion, my key got stuck in the ignition, the dealer told me it was because my battery went dead. they said it was in the manual, its not, they said it was in the online manual??? so thats different??? and I was to know this how? do you tell people when they buy that the "on line manual differs from the one in your glove box?? the dealer told me it was okay to charge my battery with the key stuck in the on position, he is crazy!!! or what??? I called interstate battery and they told me thats the stupidest thing they ever heard!!! pirate68dave@yahoo.com

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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!!

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I have the same car. The problem is not the battery as you were told. You might as well avoid that dealer. The problem is the ignition switch and many people have this problem. I have it as well, but what i do is just play with it till you get it out. Trust me, i cant wait to get rid of this car, it garbage.

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