Ignition Switch problems of the 2005 Saturn ION
21 problems linked to ignition switch have been reported for the 2005 Saturn ION.
Ignition Switch problem #1
The car involved was a 2005 Saturn Ion. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G8AG52FX5_. When attempting to start the car, the ignition switch would not turn. After a number of attempts, the key being shaken the car would start. I took this car to echanic and he said the ignition switch needs to be replaced. He also stated that they have seen a number of issues with this ignition and suggested I contact gm and see if there is a recall. At times it would take 10 minutes before I could start the car. This ignition switch problem happened on Jun. 12, 2013.
Ignition Switch problem #2
The VIN of the problem Ion is 1G8AL54F85_. Tl-consumer owns a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact stated the key would not move out of the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they can replace the switch if the contact pays $300 for the repairs. There was no recall for this failure. The manufacturer was notified who stated there was no recall and he would have to pay to replace the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000. Mw. The failure date was October 5, 2009.
Ignition Switch problem #3
The car was a 2005 Saturn Ion. I have had to replace the ignition switch 3 times because I am unable to turn the car completely off. I am starting to have problems again where I sometimes can not shut it off and I know that these will lead to me having to replace the switch again. The first time it was replaced at no charge and I have had to pay for the other 2 times. It was Monday, February 1, 2010 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Ignition Switch problem #4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G8AJ52F75_. Consumer has a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact stated the vehicle would not shut off. Two years ago the ignition would not shut off and the vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the ignition switch and reprogramed the computer. The contact had to pay for the repairs. The failure reccurred but the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted, stated there were no recalls and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000. The failure date was 09/06/09.
Ignition Switch problem #5
Consumer owns a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the ignition switch would not completely turn off, which prevented him from removing the key. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the ignition cylinder was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 56,159. This problem occurred on Oct. 1, 2010.
Ignition Switch problem #6
The VIN of the car is 1G8AG52F35_. 2005 Saturn Ion 1 failure to start. Faulty design related to the ignition switch. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007.
Ignition Switch problem #7
The vehicle is a 2005 Saturn Saturn Ion. The Saturn vehicle is exposed to temperatures at or approaching 32 degrees f for several hours when the engine is not running (usually 6-10 hours. ) I attempt to start the vehicle, the ignition switch clicks and the car stalls. The security system kicks in. The security light blinks and the odometer screen reads: service engine soon. Â¿ fuel will not be sent to the engine. The vehicle will now not start for about 8-10 minutes as the security system resets. After 8-10 minutes, the security light will stop blinking and then go out. Â¿the service engine soon scroll light will stop and also go out. Now, if I attempt to start the vehicle again, if the ignition switch grease has not adequately warmed, then the process will begin again. The failure date was 01/03/08.
Ignition Switch problem #8
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Saturn Ion. : the contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. The service engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. It was started after one half hour and moved off the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer twice where an undetermined part was replaced in the transmission and the ignition switch was also replaced. The problem reoccurred and the vehicle was driven to the dealer and the wring harness was replaced. The problem has not reoccurred. This problem occurred on Friday, Sep. 15, 2006.
Ignition Switch problem #9
I own a 2005 Saturn Ion 1. I bought it brand new in late 2004, and have not had any problems with it at all until this winter (2006). My problem has been that when it is cold outside, the car refuses to crank at all. I took it to a Saturn dealer and they said it was the battery. I paid over $100 to have a new battery put in, and was reassured that it fixed the starting problem. I thought it had until about a week later. The car has started to have problems starting again, so I paid for a brand new car battery that I didn't need in the first place. I originally was going to take it back to Saturn to get them to look at the car again, but I started doing research online. I found that Saturns not starting in cold weather is a widespread problem, and Saturn refuses to do anything about it. I am not going to go pay to have a new ignition switch put it, when that doesn't solve the problem at all. It's ridiculous that Saturn isn't owning up to the problems so many people are having with the vehicles they own. So much money is being wasted by the consumer, trying to get a problem fixed, that isn't fixable unless gm recalls this faulty ignition switch. This ignition switch problem happened on Tuesday, December 12, 2006.
Ignition Switch problem #10
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AK52F95_. I could not shut off the car which was a 2005 Saturn Ion 3. The key locked in the ignition switch and would not shut off the y engine. The only way I was able to shut it off was by dumping the clutch, but the ignition was still on. I took the car to Saturn of indianapolis. They told me that the ignition key lock cylinder was binding and they needed to install a new ignition lock cylinder and housing. They installed a new lock cylinder, lock cylinder housing and cut two new keys. This issue happened on Jun. 18, 2007.
Ignition Switch problem #11
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Saturn Ion. When attempting to turn my car off the key gets stuck in the ignition. The ignition switch must be turned off and the battery taken out to turn the car off. This has happened twice in two weeks. Each time the ignition cylinder has been replaced. It was Monday, September 15, 2008 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Ignition Switch problem #12
The car was a 2005 Saturn Ion. At about 38,000 miles, the ignition switch locked up with the engine running. I had to disconnect the battery to shut off the engine. I purchased a replacement switch with key from the Saturn dealer for about $140. 00 and installed it myself (thank god I'm a mechanic) or the cost would have been about triple. Saturn does not claim any design responsibility for the thousands of key switch failures, but gm is certainly willing to take our money to repair a known design flaw. Next vehicle I purchase will be made by Chrysler-2005 caravan sxt is mechanically perfect with very good fuel economy. No more gm products for this family!. This issue happened on April 15, 2008.
Ignition Switch problem #13
The vehicle was a 2005 Saturn Ion. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Saturn Ion is 1G8AW12F05_. Went to start my car at 7:30 am the 1st week or so in December, wouldn't start. Went out about 10 mins later, started. It has kept happening until I went to Saturn in regina saskatchewan, canada, and they went and replaced my ignition switch, that was last Wednesday so that would have been Jan. 7th 2009. So far no more problems. This problem occurred on Thursday, December 4, 2008.
Ignition Switch problem #14
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Saturn Ion. The ignition key gets stuck and will not come out of the car. This is the second time after having the ignition switch replaced last year. I took it back to Saturn after the warranty expired on the new part (of course) and they kept it overnight trying to get it to fail. They greased the key and told me it was fixed, did not replace anything but blamed it on the key wearing down. . . It was Jan. 21, 2009 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Ignition Switch problem #15
Electric power steering failure in 2005 Saturn Ion in less than 16000 miles but 8 months out of warranty. Power steering became operational after each restart, but failed again within 3-5 minutes of driving. Very difficult to steer posing a safety hazard for my wife. Dealer repair required replacement of complete steering column approaching $1000 in repair cost. Ignition switch has also failed to permit car from starting on two occasions. Dealer also replaced at the same time. Dealer returned both parts to me. I have learned that both are common failures with this car and other gm compacts. Several incidents of repeated failures of the electric power steering. There should have been recalls or reimbursement for these premature failures. No wonder gm is going bust with a product of such low reliability and poor design. This problem occurred on Friday, February 20, 2009.
Ignition Switch problem #16
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G8AJ52F55_. Failed ignition switch on a 2005 Saturn Ion. The ignition key is stuck in the shaft and will not disengage. The only way to turn off the car is to remove the steering column cover and unplug the disconnect under the steering column. This issue happened on Sep. 1, 2009.
Ignition Switch problem #17
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AJ52F95_. The reporting person owns a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact was unable to start the vehicle; however, all of the electrical components were operating normally. The dealer informed the contact that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact stated that occasionally the key would not release from the ignition. The vehicle was serviced but the failure has continued to occur. The current and failure mileages were 59000. Updated 01/12/10. The consumer stated every winter the doesn't start. Updated 01/13/10. This ignition switch problem happened on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.
Ignition Switch problem #18
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition whenever the vehicle was turned off. It took two to three minutes before it would be released from the ignition. Previously, the vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the ignition switch but the failure occurred again. The VIN was unavailable at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. The current mileage was approximately 50,000. It was Sunday, December 7, 2008 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
Ignition Switch problem #19
The vehicle was a 2005 Saturn Ion. The contact was driving 65 mph when the steering wheel became extremely tight. The power steering warning light was illuminated followed by the sounding of the power steering warning alarm. The contact was able to drive to his residence using extreme bodily force to maneuver the wheel. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure became progressively worse. In addition, the contacts keys would continuously become lodged within the ignition switch. The contact stated the vehicle was previously repaired for the exact same failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000 and the current mileage was 92,000. The failure date was Apr. 13, 2007.
Ignition Switch problem #20
The vehicle was a 2005 Saturn Ion. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G8AZ52F45_. Passlock malfunction due to faulty ignition switch causes no crank and activation of 10 minute relearn sequence. Only happens when temperatures are below 40 degrees. Has always happened ever since I bought the car January 3rd, 2009. Frequency of occurrence has increased, and I'm scared that it will cause a crash if I happen to stall in traffic. The remedy to this situation has been discussed in numerous technical forums on the internet - all of which point to replacement of the ignition switch. The cause is thought to be excessive grease applied to the internals of the switch. I think gm should recall the affected units exhibiting this problem and provide no cost replacement of the ignition switch. This is not a new problem. Thousands of owners have been experiencing this aggravating and sometimes dangerous technical fault. Gm is ignoring the issue and offering Saturn owners absolutely no assistance to correct this serious problem. If gm does not act, the law of averages says that eventually someone may be injured or killed as a result of this malfunction. Please help us. This isn't fair at all. It was 12/05/2010 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
Ignition Switch problem #21
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Saturn Ion is 1G8AG52F15_. 2005 Saturn Ion, multiple problems, such as the key getting stuck in the ignition switch, in order to release the key I need to push a button underneath and inside the steering column. Also, the passlock system is defective, it prevents the car from starting and drains the battery, I have replaced the battery twice in one year. It was Mon., Mar. 1, 2010 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2005 Saturn ION:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||23|
|Ignition Switch problems||21|
|Car Will Not Start problems||16|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||6|
|Dash Wiring problems||3|
|Ignition Module problems||3|
|Underhood Wiring problems||2|
|Starter Solenoid problems||1|