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Unable to turn key in ignition to start 2003 Honda Pilot .

I am able to insert key into ignition, but unable to turn key to start the car. Feels as if sometime is locked up. I have tried both keys and its the same, so I know the key is not the problem. Car ran fine yesterday.

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Your ignition lock cylinder probably fell apart. They get worn out and the tumblers inside fall out and leave the cylinder inoperable. Get your lock cylinder replaced and you'll be good as new.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    lol, I didn't think about that, I guess I assumed everyone knew to do that already :)

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I have contacted Honda and the NHTSA about the problem with the key and the ignition switch. I am only the 3 person to file a compliant with them. If people and interested in having an investigation done on the problem in order to get a recall on it please contact the NHTSA on line or by phone. Here is some additional info.
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is an office within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ODI conducts defect investigations and administers safety recalls to support the NHTSA

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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Grab the steering wheel with key in ignition try to turn key while wiggleing steering wheel left to right,the steering wheel may be applying force to switch and this will release tension off the switch,

Posted on May 07, 2010

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Sorry but it is more detailed than just turn the wheel. It is a Honda Deffect. The ignition switch has failed and will need to be replaced. $560 for parts and labor, Ouch I know...but ensure the idiots at the dealer do it corretly because next will be the thing wont start up right because of the recoding!!

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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