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Key lock and won't turn

This has happened befor but not as bad, the key won't turn and it won't come out, sometimes the steering won't lock either.

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  • tammymoorelo Jul 16, 2008

    I have a simillar problem just not as bad... if you put pressure on the key it will move... just relas and wiggle... a little.. that is what I do.. let me know if you got this solved..

    tammymooreloveable@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    This needs to be a recall item. I worked for Saturn for 13 years and have heard the same problem from dozens of Saturn owners. I think if enough people complain they might do something about it. OR NOT!

    I forget there might not be a GM/Saturn soon.

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MYPROBLEM WAS THE GEAR SHIFT BUTTON WAS STUCK.

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