Question about 2004 Saturn ION
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!!
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
I had been to many dealerships trying to get my car fixed...key keeps sticking in ignition.....well today I picked it up again and the case seems to be closed. They replaced the BTSI switch which is an automatic transmission shift lock control. It was 154.00. Before it was figured out I used a method to get the key out and it's what helped get the right answer......when your key sticks turn off the radio and keep quiet. Now softly press the "large button" on the front of your shifter knob. You will hear a clicking sound. One click means that the system did not release, press again and again until you hear 2 clicks. At 2 clicks the key will come right out. My friend's husband who is an auto engineer figured out that part for me just recently. I had the the ignition parts replaced 2 yrs ago, it took 3 yrs to get to fixed. If your power steering goes out like mine did, that is more expensive.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
My kids car has the same issue, I replaced the cylinder and coded it to the original key, everything went together fine, but same problem, I tried the shift release button a few times and it did work about 50% of the time, I will now try the BTSI switch which is an automatic transmission shift lock control. Thats the only thing it can be unless it's in the ignition switch assy, but I doubt it. And I agree with the other guy, Solution #1-----BITE ME!!!
Posted on May 09, 2013
Solution #1-----BITE ME!!!
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
I had this same problem the other day! My car thankfully is still under warranty; I just drove it to the dealership while it was running and they took care of everything.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
You can try the few solutions suggrsted here:
A mobile locksmith can safe time waiting at the dealership and monry on towing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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