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Saturn ION, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#612 of 1225 Re: 2005 Saturn Ion Electrical Problems [dweezil]
Jul 25, 2011 (3:49 pm)
A new ignition switch isnt going to fix the key not turning off iam not going to tell anyone how to defeat the safety device that keeps you from turning the key off and removing it while the car is in gear.Like i said before there is a micro switch on the the base of the shifter shaft that has probably failed and its pretty easy to change that is causing the key from being turned off in park.As far as the ignition switch goes they made atleast 4 redesigned part numbers on that i can remember.The aftermarket one that auto zone sells is made by wells you could try that one its about 50 iam not sure who makes the other one for saturn besides maybe ac delco.I used that auto zone one in someone elses cars over a year ago and its still working.Replace my nieces 2003 ion like over 3yrs ago with a foactory one and it still is working fine.
#613 of 1225 2005 Ion that won't start consistently
Jul 26, 2011 (1:15 pm)
My problem is that it won't start. I may have to turn the key 5, 10, 50 times before anything happens under the hood. With the key turned, I have full electrical function inside the car, but no click or turn over of the engine. Eventually it starts - usually. Today, I tried for about 7 minutes to make it go, then the key locked up. Ironically, on the next turn trying to get the key out, it started, then wouldn't shut off or release the key. It's at the dealership now, and they are saying hat they will replace the key cylinder, but that still may not fix the not starting issue. They can't get it to reproduce and it isn't "showing any codes."
When I took it in today, the guy that 1st looked at it said that it was very common and all Saturns eventually have this happen. Seriously? Yet they can't fix it?
I do have an extended warranty, but I'm tired of paying the deducible for the same thing over and over without getting fixed.
#614 of 1225 Re: 2005 Ion that won't start consistently [hmmmdonuts]
Jul 26, 2011 (1:52 pm)
my son had the same problems....ask your guy to look at your fuse box and see if it's burned out and if the body control module needs to be replaced...ever since those were replaced on his car, it has been working perfectly
#615 of 1225 Re: 2005 Ion that won't start consistently [hmmmdonuts]
Jul 27, 2011 (7:05 am)
Can you please email me directly? Please include your VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer. I look forward to working with you.
GM Customer Service
Aug 02, 2011 (8:08 pm)
Almost a 90 degree day today and the "no start" problem happened today after running a few errands. Last stop and it didn't start. Hasn't happened in months! I actually thought it was done giving me problems. Ha! Silly me. what was I thinking??!!
#617 of 1225 Re: again! [justjessica]
Aug 02, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Was the security light on solid or flashing?If so then you probably have a bad ignition switch.The best way to find that out is to have your body control module scanned for codes which the auto parts store cant scan that computer.If you have a B3033 and or B2960 then you have a bad ignition switch.
#618 of 1225 2003 Saturn Ion 2 intermittently won't start
Aug 03, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Our 2003 saturn sometimes will just not start. It will turn over halfway then nothing. We try 6 or 7 times and nothing, then a half start and then its back to square 1. If we wait about 30 or 40 minutes and try again it will eventually start. It does this mostly when running errands usually after the second stop. It doesn't do it all the time but it does it at least 2 or 3 times a week. I've replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump, spark plugs and wires, as well as the battery cables. somebody help.
#619 of 1225 Re: 2003 Saturn Ion 2 intermittently won't start [rcousinslpn]
Aug 03, 2011 (2:07 pm)
have your mechanic check the fuse box to see if it's burned out and check the body control module
#620 of 1225 Re: 2003 Saturn Ion 2 intermittently won't start [rcousinslpn]
Aug 03, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Read my reply above yours sounds like a bad ignition switch very common for those to go bad.There like 50.00.
#621 of 1225 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch
Aug 04, 2011 (4:26 am)
I have a 2006 Ion and it was dropped off to the dealer today after being stranded with my 2 girls at a store for 45 minutes. The ignition switch issue started in the cold winter(we live in Maine) when the car would not start and I had to heat the key with a lighter due to the frozen excessive grease in the switch..Once summer came I continued to have issues with it not starting ..waiting 10 minutes and trying again..I have taken it to car places and when you tell them your car starts when it wants to, they cant find anything wrong as altinator and starter are fine..So after being stranded at a store for long periods of time with my groceries and children - I dumped it to the local dealer.
Im very angry I need to pay $400 to fix a problem saturn and GM have known about all along. This is a manufactoring issue -everyone knows it..For the owners of Ions to be frustrated with GM everyday they drive their car is not even good service..I would not be a GM vehicle anymore cause they can not stand behind their mistakes. GM used to be dependablity..Somewhere down the line they lost something as many others did