Question about 2006 Hyundai Sonata
We purchased this car new. We have had the car in for service many times with this problem. we put the key in the ignition and it will not turn. moving the steering wheel does not help. we tried all 3 keys we have but still no results. the tow truck (flat bed) would not take the car because the wheels are turned.
every time we take the car to the dealer they say they cannot duplicate. I'm getting so tired of that phrase. i've invited them to come to my house only < 10 minutes away. but no they refuse and say we need to have it towed. what shall we do??
I have a 2006 Sonata. The ignition lock will not turn. I used all the keys and nothing happened. The wheel is straight. I have had 3-4 people turn the wheel of the vehicle. I called the dealership and they gave me a hard time. The tow truck came to my house before, the dealership said there is no problem. If I am going to find out the problem it would cost me $2,000 to find the problem. This is so awful. I talked to a cousin who's an engineer. He took a look at it and said this is a thief-prevention mechanism designed by Hyundai; however, when this things get old--it works against the owner. The worst is...it's not on the driving manual. No preventive information about this. I've also been stuck numerous time elsewhere just because the ignition lock would not turn. I am getting very tired of this vehicle.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
I have replaced the ignition lock body on these alot, kind of common. The body binds up and will not allow the key to turn. This bolts to the side of the steering column. The hyundai name is steering lock body.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
I just had the same problem with my 2007 Sonata. After AAA sent a service man to start the car I took it to the Hyundai dealer in Auburn, WA. After working for several hours they called and said the problem might have been caused by a bad stop switch which had a recall notice. It seems you have to have the brake pedal depressed to start and if the switch isn't working the ignition lock is not released.
The recall work was no charge and I drove away very happy. I hope I stay happy.
Posted on May 21, 2013
Fiddle with the collumn at the same time foot on the break and then twiddle the key this should unjam it. I have the exact same problem and know they need to recall and fix it. This is dangerous and a pain in the ****. I know the shift lock release can be engaged to allow changing gears to force collumn to unlock but this is dangerous and only will work as last resort and can cause accident because car will then be in nuetral, reverse, or drive and you must keep foot on break. I bought my car from carmax and dealer and carmax claim same bs. Obviously there are enough people with this problem, so someone contact me and others as i want to file for recall as this is nonsense and places public safety in jeporday. My phone is 773-332-6002 and i an feed up.from these lies. My name is Anna Loudon, someone help me and others to stop this theft and dangerous situation.
Posted on Jul 22, 2012
I have a 95 blazer and the ignition swich got locked, after taking the top and bottom covers off i could not push the release for the ignition switch.there is excess on top of the ignition switch.i got my cordless drill and drilled the lock out with a 1/2 drill bit.right where you insert the key.hope this safes you some bucks.
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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