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#419 of 1225 Re: Ion Won't Start in cold weather [cp62]
Mar 10, 2010 (9:07 am)
My name is Teresa from Tx, and I also have 2005 saturn that won't start in cold weather and won't release the key from the ignition when it fails to start. I have read in the threads that this happens in 2003 - 2008 Saturns. I had complained about it and they said they couldn't find any showing of a problem on their comptuer. I did this a couple of time but I keep hearing the same oh same oh you know how that goes. Well I am done tried with having to wake up not knowing if the car is going to start. The car belongs to my husband and he has been to late work many times because of it. I don't know what else to do. I think it time to start something big so that Saturn can start to own up to this defeat. I dont think its fair that as still paying customers have to deal with something so serious and like it not wanting to start and locked key thats crazy. We Saturn onwers need to take a stand for what is ours. I believe as they like their car payment to be done every month and in an order time, I believe that we as customers should be heard as well. I called today 3/10/2010 to report it again and we will see what happens. If i don't get a respondes I am going to find a laywer. Carrie how is law action suit work email me back, I would like to know more about it. Thanks again Teri.
#421 of 1225 Saturn Ion Start Problem Fix
Mar 10, 2010 (4:22 pm)
Complain to the NTSB, GM, BBB and any public forum you can. I did. I still get responses, but no action.
The good news is, the starting problem fix is easy. For instructions, please refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5AGhFWcBw
This fix works on starting problem, but you will get a dash light on constantly.
As far as any locking key issue, good luck. Hope it doesn't get stuck while the engine is running. You may be forced to disconnect the battery to shut off engine.
#422 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrniceguy424]
Mar 23, 2010 (2:28 pm)
Hay I have the same problem for two years alreadyonly now the car starts and will get you where you need to go then no start cranks one then nothing wait 10-15 min and starts right up. I thought Ignition switch problem like everyone else is saying? Took it to the dealership today/ or what they call a authorized saturn service provider dropped it of at 7:00 am for the 145$ diagnostic didn't get a call back until 2:00 pm. 7 hours later they tell me that it is not the ignition switch but the (BCM) needs replacing $700.00 can get it replaced elsewhere but needs reprogramming from the authorized saturn service provider??? go figure! He also told me that they just recieved a bulletin that that is the fix for this problem not the ignition switch???So I oked the work it will be ready tommorow let us see if this was the problem
#423 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrburnagain]
Mar 23, 2010 (2:49 pm)
shouldve just cut the white wire
youre wasting your time and money
#424 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrburnagain]
Mar 23, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Cut the white wire and be done with it. It has been six months since I cut the wire and there has not been one single problem with starting. Make sure you watch the video prior to cutting, because there are some procedures you have to follow. Good Luck!Site is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5AGhFWcBw
#425 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrburnagain]
Mar 24, 2010 (1:41 am)
See #423 and #424 - good advice. I hate to see you waste / lose your money but I'm afraid that's what you did. Good Luck!
#426 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrburnagain]
Mar 24, 2010 (1:03 pm)
$700 !?!?! Thats crazy! You can fix the problem for about $10 (for a Torx wrench) and it takes 5-15 minutes.
#427 of 1225 Re: Problem Starting Saturn Ion? COMPLAIN! [mrburnagain]
Mar 24, 2010 (1:31 pm)
Hate to say it, but I'm in the "you should have cut the white wire" camp. We snipped ours a few months ago and got through many snowstorms and freezing cold nights and haven't had a single starting problem since.
#428 of 1225 Re: Saturn Ion Start Problem Fix [mrniceguy424]
Apr 07, 2010 (11:19 am)
Mine actually did get stuck while the car was running and disconnecting the battery did NOT shut it off. So the car ran for approximately an hour and a half until my husband and daughter's boyfriend were able to pull a fuse to finally shut it off. The car is in the shop and they are replacing the lock & key assembly to the tune of $546 and GM will not offset the cost or even acknowledge that this has been an ongoing problem. The dealer suggested that my key ring was probably too heavy and I caused the damage to it. I have a house key on my keyring and the remote for the car.