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Ignition Switch problems of the 2007 Saturn ION - part 1



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

car   Ignition Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 10/29/2016

Vehicle will not turn over to start, all other functions work( radio, lights, etc. ) upon inspection of vehicle I was told that there is a recall on the ignition switch again! the only way to get the car restarted is to jump it. A Toyota dealership told me to get this resolved again, so I am writing this to get it fixed once and for all. I love my Saturn and would like to know can I take it immediately to a gm dealer.

car   Ignition Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 05/30/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the ignition switch has malfunctioned. The vehicle towed to a gm dealership where it was diagnosed that the deaership that did the previous recall repair had disconected fuses. The vehicle was repaired however the malfunction has recurred. The contact stated while driving there is a chiming noise and the key get jammed in the ignition switch causing the vehicle to not completely turn off. The contact was able to turn the vehicle off however it took numerous attempts. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate vehicle failure mileage is 94000. Kh.

car   Ignition Switch problem 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Within 2 months of having the first recall on the ignition switch repaired the airbag light on the dashboard will illuminate at random times. Some times it will stay on after starting the car and turning off at some point into the drive, or it will illuminate while driving, stay illuminated for a period of time and then shut off. Had the second recall that still impacted the key being able to be removed which required the gear shift to be replaced less than a year after the ignition switch was replaced. Since the second repair the air bag light illuminates more frequently. See many others have had the same issue since have the repairs completed. The air bag light never illuminate prior to recalls being repairs.

car   Ignition Switch problem 4
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 5
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to faulty ignition switch recall issues. The consumer stated after the recall was performed, he noticed the remote no longer worked, which worked prior. The next problem, was the key being difficult to remove from the ignition and sometimes it was difficult to insert the key into the ignition. Occasionally, the vehicle would not shut off. The consumer would have to turn the key to off and then on, which would require several attempts, to get the vehicle to turn off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, whey the shaved the keys and said that should fix the problem. As for the remote, the dealer couldn't reprogram it, and they suggested, just buying a new one. The consumer soon discovered, the problem remained the same. Also, the fuel pump had to replaced. The pump was built with plastic fuel lines molded into the top of the pump. At about 70,000, the plastic lines cracked at the top of the pump, probably due to vibration. The problem could have been avoided, by using steel lines connected to the pump, or coming off the pump with a short section of the hose. The fracture leak was small at first, but smell gas was present, but a leak could not be found, until the pressure line cracked at the point it made a puddle under the vehicle. The pump was replaced at a cost of $ 600. However, the new pump was built exactly like the failed pump.

car   Ignition Switch problem 6
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 7
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

Fuel pump cracked; difficulty steering; ignition switch failed.

car   Ignition Switch problem 8
Failure Date: 06/10/2014

2007 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key issues. The consumer stated the key became stuck in the ignition. The vehicle stalled on three occasions, and the check engine light illuminated. The ignition switch and shifter were replaced.

car   Ignition Switch problem 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
Failure Date: 05/13/2014

Had vehicle taken in for ignition switch recall per notice. After repairs for which my vehicle was in shop for almost 30 days, I was given vehicle back. After 2 weeks the ignition switch would still stick and not allow for the key to be returned to the off switch after several tries. I just have dealt with this for awhile now, but not it is becoming more of an issue and I feel the recall parts are not working.

car   Ignition Switch problem 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
Failure Date: 02/28/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14e021000 (electrical system) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

car   Ignition Switch problem 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
Failure Date: 09/20/2010

While trying to switch ignition to off, the ignition switch would get stuck at power on position. Part was replaced by mechanic, saying "this part always fails in gm vehicles after 5 years". The new part started to get stuck at the same position a year later and it takes multiple tries to get it shut off completely.