Ignition Switch problems of the 2007 Saturn ION
11 problems linked to ignition switch have been reported for the 2007 Saturn ION.
Ignition Switch problem #1
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Saturn Ion. 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. This ignition switch problem happened on Sunday, May 31, 2009.
Ignition Switch problem #2
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G8AJ55F17_. Consumer has 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. This issue happened on 07/23/2012.
Ignition Switch problem #3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Saturn Saturn Ion. 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!. It was 02/16/2012 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
Ignition Switch problem #4
The vehicle was a 2007 Saturn Ion. 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. The failure date was Sep. 1, 2010.
Ignition Switch problem #5
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G8AJ55F37_. The vehicle involved is 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. It was Monday, December 5, 2011 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Ignition Switch problem #6
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G8AJ55F67_. 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. It was Sun., Jun. 22, 2008 when this ignition switch issue happened.
Ignition Switch problem #7
The VIN of the car is 1G8AJ55F37_. 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. This ignition switch problem happened on 07/25/08.
Ignition Switch problem #8
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AJ55F37_. 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. This issue happened on Friday, August 29, 2008.
Ignition Switch problem #9
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. This ignition switch issue occurred 09/22/08.
Ignition Switch problem #10
The car is a 2007 Saturn Ion. The VIN of this vehicle is 1G8AJ55F37_. 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!. It was Thursday, January 29, 2009 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
Ignition Switch problem #11
The vehicle is a 2007 Saturn Ion. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AJ55F27_. Unable to turn ignition switch off-car runs till fuses pulled or battery disconnected. This problem occurred on May 23, 2009.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2007 Saturn ION:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||14|
|Ignition Switch problems||11|
|Car Will Not Start problems||3|
|Starter Solenoid problems||1|
|Electrical Failure problems||1|
|Dashboard Failed problems||1|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||1|
|Battery Cable problems||1|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||1|