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Ignition Switch problems of the 2007 Saturn ION

26 problems related to ignition switch have been reported for the 2007 Saturn ION.

car   Ignition Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 08/29/2014

My car was in the general motors ignition switch recall. I took my car to the Chevrolet dealership to have it worked on. They kept it little over a month. They finally called me and said my car had been fixed and that I could come and get it. I drove my car for a couple of days and then I started hear a clicking noise in my ignition. So when I got to where I was going I switched my car off and it was making that clicking sound again. So I tried to get my key out of the ignition and it wouldn't come out. So I sat there a few minutes and I tried again and it still would not come out. So I kept switching the car off and on until I finally got the key out. So the next week I took it back to the servicers and I was told that it didn't do that with him. So he couldn't tell me what the problem was. So I took the car and left. It started doing the same thing again . So the next week I took it right back and they still didn't do anything. So I contacted the general motors headquarters and they supposed to had got back with me within 24-48 hrs. Well I didn't hear from them until about a week later when I had to called them back while I was back at the Chevrolet service center. So they finally call me back and talked to me and the service manager. So I was told to bring my car back Tuesday 9\17\14 and I did. They come telling me that it's my gear stick without putting it on a machine to see what could be the problem. So again I left with my car in the same condition and it is still making that clicking noise and my key still be hard to come out at times. When my car was there getting repaired somehow my door got messed up. Won't nothing wrong with my door when I took my car to them. Although they won't admit to it they done something to my door. They say they wasn't back there at my door but greasy hand prints are back there on the door.

car   Ignition Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to faulty ignition switch recall notices. The consumer stated it has been four months since she was first notified of the recall, and every time she called the dealer, she was informed, the parts were not available.

car   Ignition Switch problem 3
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

Fuel pump cracked; difficulty steering; ignition switch failed.

car   Ignition Switch problem 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a curb and caused a blow out to the front passenger side tire. There were no injuries. The vehicle was diagnosed and received a new ignition switch. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 5
Failure Date: 05/19/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact received a recall notification under NHTSA campaign id number 14v171000 (electrical system), however, the part was unavailable to do the repairs. The contact had experienced a failure, where the key would not come out of the ignition switch. The manufacturer had not been notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. An.

car   Ignition Switch problem 6
Failure Date: 05/15/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice and other vehicle problems. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled and left her stranded on may 15,2014. On may 19, 2014, the power steering failed. The vehicle had to be towed both times. The ignition switch was replaced.

car   Ignition Switch problem 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer was involved in an accident, and the air bag did not deploy.

car   Ignition Switch problem 8
Failure Date: 04/23/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the ignition switch was replaced by the dealer under the NHTSA recall campaign number 14v171000(electrical system). The contact indicated that the key continued to get stuck inside the ignition switch when attempting to turn the vehicle off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission shifter was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 108,000. Jft.

car   Ignition Switch problem 9
Failure Date: 04/16/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number: 14e021000 (ignition switch). The part for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle had not experienced a failure. Remailed 08/18/lj.

car   Ignition Switch problem 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to several ignition switch replacement recall notices. The consumer stated she received the first recall notice in early March. Another month went by, and she received another letter. A few days ago, she received another letter. When she contacted the dealer, she was informed the parts were not available.

car   Ignition Switch problem 11
Failure Date: 12/13/2013

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer was involved in a one-car accident on December 13, 2013, totaling the vehicle. The consumer stated a vehicle in front of her braked, so she braked. However, the consumer hydroplaned and hit a wire fence in the middle of 2 highways. It tore the bumpers off the vehicle, damaged the front and rear windows, and sliced the tired. There was a large dent on top of the vehicle. Even after all of the damage, the air bags did not deploy. The consumer was injured. The consumer stated the key was in the ignition switch. However, it was already in the off position. Also, prior to the accident, the brakes would go all the way to the floor. However, the dealer was never able to duplicate the problem.

car   Ignition Switch problem 12
Failure Date: 12/03/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact restarted the engine and the vehicle operated normally. The contact also complained that the ignition key would very easily slide out of the ignition switch, causing the engine to shut off. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer but not repaired. No further information was available. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 13
Failure Date: 07/23/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While parked, the key failed to release from the ignition switch after several attempts. The vehicle was diagnosed by a certified mechanic who stated that the ignition switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 14
Failure Date: 07/07/2012

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall problems. The consumer stated after the repair was performed, he continued to experience a problem, with the key getting stuck in the ignition.

car   Ignition Switch problem 15
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch malfunction. In may 2012, the original ignition switch had to be replaced, because she was unable to turn the engine off. The key would not turn or come out of the ignition switch. On June 5, 2013, the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, because the vehicle would intermittently stop running at random times. The invoice stated, they checked codes, monitored fuel pressure, tested the battery, wiggled and tapped tested the app pcm, ignition wires and relays, etc. And no trouble was found. The vehicle shut down 3 times, on her way home. The consumer returned to the dealer the next day, and asked if the vehicle shutting down had something to do with the original ignition switch being replaced, because it was not shutting down prior to the replacement. The consumer believed the replacement ignition was faulty. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

car   Ignition Switch problem 16
Failure Date: 02/16/2012

Turn the key but car wont turn over or even try to turn over the flashers will flash and the words coolant, trunk, track, ect flashes in the mileage box. 10+ minutes later the mileage pops up and a ding sound is heard. . I turn the key back to the off position for 20+ seconds and then the car will start sometimes. Its a huge issue and I feel as if there should be a recall or I get it replaced for free since I didn't cause the issue and it has happen to many Saturn owners! I have no money to fix it. Im still paying payments on the car. The check engine light finally came on so I coded it and it says ignition switch and that's what the dealer told me before I coded it. They told me it would cost me 80$ for the part 150$ to program the part and 150+$ for labor. Its very unsafe for me. If there's an emergency I wouldn't even be able to start my vehicle!.

car   Ignition Switch problem 17
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While parked, the contact attempted to turn the vehicle off numerous times but the key could not be turned nor released from the ignition switch. The battery was disconnected in order for the engine to shut off but the key remained in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who informed the contact that the ignition system would need to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

The key stuck in the ignition switch, in the run position. I could not shut the car off. I had to disconnect the battery from the computer assembly to shut the car off. Fortunately, at the time, the car was under warranty. If I would have had to pay for the repair through the dealer, the cost would have been in excess of $500. 00. I am filing this complaint because, now, a year later and after the car is out of warranty, it is displaying the same symptoms (difficulty removing key from ignition after shutting engine off) as were experienced before the ignition lock assembly failed last time. This problem, after much on-line research, is an issue with Saturns from 2005-2007. As most individuals noted that they experienced the same problem, six months or more after replacing the ignition lock cylinder, through their dealership. Mechanics are noting that the assembly is faulty, in that each time the key is turned small bits of metal from the key are flaking off into the assembly, causing it to lock up, typically in the on position. Thankfully, for me, this incident occurred close to home. This vehicle is no longer under warranty and the repair I am again anticipating will take replacement of the ignition lock assembly. This is something I will be doing myself or seeking the services of a 'shade tree' mechanic, as I do not have the funds to take the vehicle to a gm dealership for repair. Given the number of complaints listed on-line through edmonds and other consumer complaint sites, I feel that gm should be taking responsibility for the faulty parts and a recall should be issued. This poor engineering should not be an out of pocket expense for any consumer.

car   Ignition Switch problem 19
Failure Date: 05/31/2009

I was unable to remove the key from the ignition switch to turn the car off. I had noted in the months leading up to this first occurrence that I was able to turn the car off, removing the key from the ignition switch, without putting the car in park first. I contacted Saturn's 800# for assistance and they had me remove a fuse from the engine to turn the car off. The car was towed to a Saturn dealership the next day, June 1st, where they had to completely replace the ignition cylinder as the key could not be removed. Then, in March 2011, I found the key had a tendency to get stuck in the ignition until, once again, I could no longer remove the key or turn the car off. Recalling removal of a fuse after the first instance, I did so again in this case until I could get it to a garage for repair. I contacted Saturn's 800# to advise them as to what had again happened, inquiring if there had been any sort of a recall. I was advised there was not. I took the car to my own garage for repair and they had to completely replace the ignition cylinder & switch. However, they were able to dislodge the key this time. The vehicle mileage at the time of repair was 120462. Now, in March 2013, I am once again finding the key having a tendency to stick. I can get the car to turn off, but the locking mechanism will not disengage the door locks. Unless the door locks disengage, I cannot get the key out of the ignition. On occasion, I've been having to restart the car multiple times before the locking mechanism will disengage the door locks allowing me to remove the key. My current mileage is approximately 165000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 20
Failure Date: 05/23/2009

Unable to turn ignition switch off-car runs till fuses pulled or battery disconnected.

car   Ignition Switch problem 21
Failure Date: 01/29/2009

The issue with this vehicle is that it will randomly, and without warning, refuse to start. The key will not turn in the ignition. It is completely unpredictable and happens in both warm and cold weather. Sometimes waiting 20 minutes and trying again takes care of the issue. More often than not, it does not. The dealer has replaced the ignition switch and the fuse so far. It continues to be a problem. It can happen at the first start in the morning, or after being driven for some time, and then shut off (eg. Stopping at a store or to get fuel) and then attempting to restart. This has left me and my young child stranded more than once in freezing temperatures and extreme heat and is a risk to our lives!.

car   Ignition Switch problem 22
Failure Date: 09/22/2008

We purchased a 2007 Saturn Ion about 6 months ago and when my 16 year old (new driver) daughter was driving it the ignition switch locked up and she could not shut the car off. Fortunately she was at a friends house and I was able to help her shut the car off. It cost $434. 83 to have a gm dealer replace the ignition switch. I have the old part in my possession. I am afraid to let anyone in my family drive the car now.

car   Ignition Switch problem 23
Failure Date: 08/29/2008

I arrived at work in my 2007 Saturn Ion on Aug 29th, 2008 and tried to turn off my vehicle but the ignition switch wouldn't turn to the off position or come out of the lock. I contacted gm roadside assistance and they towed my car but say that they are not liable to pay the $500. 00 repair costs required to correct the problem with the ignition and housing. I just searched the internet and found 20 pages of similar(almost exactly) accounts occurring with the Saturn Ion and other Saturn vehicles and yet there has been no recall. Please research these events. The more I research, the more I realize that this is a very common problem with Saturn vehicles and it needs to be addressed. Thank you.

car   Ignition Switch problem 24
Failure Date: 07/25/2008

Purchased a 2007 Saturn Ion 2 with 20k and I've had it for less then 2 weeks and driven it about 80 miles or so. The key would not turn completely to turn off the ignition and when I was finally able to force the stuck key out of the ignition it continued running. Faulty ignition switch. The second problem that I had 3 days prior was airbag warning light which is currently being serviced.

car   Ignition Switch problem 25
Failure Date: 06/22/2008

2007 Saturn Ion I have put a little over 5,000 miles on it . Called the dealership 3 times in the past 45-60 days about key sticking in the ignition switch. They said don't worry about it. Dirty key, or we will get back to you. Past weekend did the same thing but key would not allow the car to shut off or do anything. After calling their road side service and on hold for over 90 min before someone answered and then another hour trying to get some help. Tow truck came almost 3 hours after my original call to them all along the car running and burning gas. Saying that it is a known problem and that Saturn is aware of it and do not want to do anything about this. Seems to be numerous complaints on this same subject everywhere.

car   Ignition Switch problem 26
Failure Date: 08/01/2007

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: the contact stated the recall failure for the ignition switch was repaired. After, the repair was performed the alarm system caused the ignition switch to lock which prohibited the engine from starting. The contact stated while driving the alarm went off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed the alarm system needed to be repaired. The contact stated the failure recurred. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 38,000. Jb.