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I have 2007 Saturn Vue. When I put the key in the ignition it wont turn the car on. I put grafite in the lock . It got better but not much. Most annoying thing in the worlf

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  • myvelle Sep 10, 2008

    I have a 1993 SL2 Replaced starter twice and sill have paoblem. I put the key in and try to start but it just keeps making this clicking noise and sooner or later it does start. Problem is going on for almost 1 year now please help! Doesn't matter if engine hot ot cold.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Today I took my 2007 Saturn Vue to the dealer with the same problem. I was told that the ignition housing needs to be replaced - not under warranty and the cost would be $330. To me this is outrageous that something of this nature is not covered. This seems to be a know problem. This has indeed tainted my opinion of Saturn. In this economy customer service/support should be top priority.

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You should still be under warranty, unless you have more than 36,000 miles. Take it in and tell them the ignition cylinder is binding. There is a technical service bulletin for this issue that says they need to remove the cylinder, clean it, and lubricate it with a special lubricant. If this still doesn't fix it they will need to replace the ignition cylinder and probably the ignition cylinder housing too. The bulletin number is 06-02-35-016c, this should help who ever gets to fix this.

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