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Ignition Switch Problems of Saturn VUE - part 1



Saturn VUE owners have reported 57 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE 1
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph the key released from the ignition switch. The vehicle was able to restart. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and had not been diagnosed. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000. Sw.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Saturn VUE 2
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

After initial start, the car key can be removed from the ignition switch and the motor continues to run. To switch off the motor, the key must be reinserted as usual. There is no resistance in removing the key while the motor is running.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE 3
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

While driving about 25 mph, the ignition switch turned off and the engine stalled. There was only one other key on the key ring at the time I was driving. I was able to stop the SUV and restart it to continue. This is same ignition safety defect as in the other Saturns I have read about. I lost steering and braking capabilities.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE 4
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated he inserted the key into the ignition switch but the ignition switch did not turn over. The contact did not receive a safety recall notification however he noticed there was a NHTSA campaign number 14v490000(electrical system)when he looked up the VIN. The contact communicated with dealer and the recommendation to have ignition switch replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated the failure does not fall within the recall notification. The approximate the failure mileage was 13,000. Lb.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 5
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving at varies speed, the vehicle key fell out of the ignition switch and there was smoke coming from the ignition switch. The problem occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic and the mechanic diagnosed there was a failure of the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Lb.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Saturn VUE 6
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

While driving @ 60mph on i75 in toledo OH in the middle lane of highway vehicle shut down. I was able to drift over to curbside. Vehicle refused to restart I drained battery attempting to restart. My airbag sensor light has been on in my vehicle for approximately 3 months. When I turn key to start my vehicle I have no connection until I release key then it kicks in and starts. On occasion when depressing lever on gear shifter I hear a ticking sound in ignition switch. All mywarning lights in dash come on and some remin on until next start example: abs brake traction control seatbelt check engine. Etc.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Saturn VUE 7
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

My husband drove the car to florida . During the trip he noticed the lights out on the dashboard. He stopped for gas and went to turn it off . When he gabbed the key he noticed the lights on the radio came back on. A few hours later he noticed the lights out again. Pulled into a gas station and carefully looked at the ignition switch and found the switch to be in between positions. This did not happen during his two week stay. But it happened on the way home.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 8
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

The ignition switch keeps failing and it is very costly. When I stop and turn the ignition off it won't restart without several attempts. It also sticks and the key is hard to remove. I have three times replaced the ignition switch and this costly process in not holding up. To date. I know that it is not part of the ignition switch recalls but it is a recall issue. Many mechanics tell me they know this issue but no one seems to have addressed it. I hope that I am not on the highway when it causes a disaster for me and others.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Saturn VUE 9
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that intermittently the vehicle would not shift out of park and failed to start. While driving the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle and was towed to a repair facility. The mechanic stated that the ignition switch and the entire steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 08/14/2014.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE 10
Failure Date: 05/08/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key needed to be jiggled several times prior to starting the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified. The private mechanic diagnosed the failure as failed ignition switch. There were no repairs completed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage 113,005.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 11
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition and could not be removed. Contact also stated that the key would not turn in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and was advised that the cylinder was locking. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,522.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 12
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the key came out of the ignition and the engine continued to operate. Also, the contact indicated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch she was unable to turn the key to start the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE 13
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key failed to be removed from the ignition. The key was removed only after jiggling the key in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the ignition switch needed to be replaced to repair the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system)but the vehicle model was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Rg.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 14
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

My passenger seat air bag light started to come on periodically, whether someone was in the passenger seat or not. At times it would go off, but for the past 30 days it stays on whether someone is in the seat or not. About the same time, we detected a "short" in the radio system, as at times you cannot change the station, and I have actually had the station change without touching any selector. I am concerned that this has to do with the ignition switch issue that has been detected in other models of Saturns, in particular.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 15
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the ignition failed. The key had to be wiggled to be able to start the engine and the key was also become stick in the ignition. The contact stated that the ignition switch was previously replaced by a local dealer however the failure was not corrected. The manufacture advised the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 14v171000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 111,000. Li.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE 16
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

We can remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is running or moving. I did see on 8/8/2014 that our year was involved in a new recall by gm describing the same problem. I contacted our local dealer and they showed no recall and called gm/Saturn to question it as well. Even after telling the representative from gm that our vehicle had the same trouble that was listed in the recall and fit the model year listed they said that they could only update our information and would contact us if it does become part of the recall. The key does come out just as described in the recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Saturn VUE 17
Failure Date: 02/11/2014

The vehicle became difficult to start with the interior lights blinking wildly. While driving, the vehicle would hesitate and surge. Had new ignition switch installed. Axle shaft seal leaking transmission fluid. Transmission failed shortly thereafter (NHTSA compl #10565714).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 18
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

While traveling at about 45 miles per hour, the engine stopped and there were no indicators. After safely pulling the coasting vehicle to the side of the road, I noticed that the ignition switch with key in it, had moved to the off position. This seems to be the same issue currently being addressed by gm but the 2003 Vue is not part of the recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Saturn VUE 19
Failure Date: 10/31/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key became damaged and fell out of the ignition switch sporadically while the vehicle was in motion. Additionally, the vehicle would sporadically fail to start. The vehicle also stalled without warning and the service engine light would randomly illuminate. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v171000 (electrical system) but the contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the same failure that was listed in the recall. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who replaced the keys but the failure recurred. The contact had to unplug and reattach the battery multiple times to start the vehicle. The vehicle was to be towed to a repair shop where it was diagnosed that the lock cylinder and ignition switch needed to be repaired. The vehicle was to be inspected and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 179000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 20
Failure Date: 10/02/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key was difficult to remove from the ignition on several occasions. The contact also mentioned that the power steering and the transmission failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

My 2007 Saturn Vue has given me problems with the key, ignition, steering wheel and air bag light. There have been numerous times where the key has gotten stuck in the ignition switch and won't turn or come out of the ignition, leaving me stranded in and out of town. There have also been many times that after entering the key in the ignition, the key will not turn to start the car. When I take the key out of the ignition, the warning signal goes off and I have to put the tip of the key in the ignition just enough to trigger a part of the switch to click into proper place. These things are not normal and are definitely defective. The airbag light will just come an at any given time. It worries me that they will not deploy when I need it or they deploy as I'm driving-a serious hazard. I don't understand why every other Saturn has been recalled for defects other than the Vue for these very same items. Do they not all require the same parts of which we speak of? there are enough valid complaints here and to come to responsibly take care of the matter as soon as possible.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE 22
Failure Date: 09/15/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the ignition switch became inoperable sporadically. The problem occurred numerous of times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 23
Failure Date: 07/12/2013

I needed to use my car to do routine chores, the key would not turn. I called the dealer that I got the car from and was told they would need to tow the car in, put it ona machine and replace the igniton switch at my expense. I refuse since I had just purchased the car in February of 2013. I called a lock smith who informed me that something was wrong with the way the ignition switch was placed in these cars. I paid to heve it fixed by the lock swith. It got stuck again the next day and he replaced it again, at my expense. It is beginning to stick again, where can I go to get the problem resolved wothout expense to me.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Saturn VUE 24
Failure Date: 03/12/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key would pull out of the ignition while the engine was fully operational. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE 25
Failure Date: 03/12/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the ignition would move without the key being inserted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

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