Saturn VUE owners have reported 73 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
I just bought this car for my daughter and the key will fall out of ignition switch when running down the road. I removed everything but the key so it doesn't happen. Previous owner said they checked with dealer to see if it was covered under the switch recall and they said no it was not.
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The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Vue. While driving at an unknown speed, the key ejected from the ignition switch independently and the engine continued to run. The contact was able to shut off the vehicle and restart it; however, the failure persisted and recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000.
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Stiff ignition switch right from day 1 when car was new,key does not fall out but jams,also front strut sqeek and creek,sounds like a 100 year old wagon,suppose there was a recall for strut tower bushing,I was charged $410 for the repair in 2005,if anything made it worse,I hardly drove this car it has 81000 km,approx 48000 miles,curious the hatch lock has always been stiff as well and the key gets stuck,sounds to me like a lock problem from the start,did gm outsource the locks like Toyota did with the gas pedals?.
Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition switch and numerous attempts had to be made before the vehicle would turn on. The failure recurred continuously. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 14v490000 (electrical system). However, the dealer refused to repair the vehicle because they were unable to locate a problem. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 154,000. Pam.
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I have a 2004 Saturn Vue. The key can be pulled out of the ignition switch while the car is on and in motion with the car in drive. Gm is stating that the car is not under recall because the VIN isn't on the list and the car was built at a different plant. It is the same exact issue as what the recall is for. Why won't they fix it?.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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I visited the dealer on that date because my car has faulty ignition switch (sometimes key don't turn and the key can go out easily in any position) and I hear the news for the recall for this vehicle with date 8/7/2014. The dealer was unable to find the recall in gm web page, exactly happen to me every time I check for this recall at gm web page. I'm worry an accident with the faulty ignition switch will occur at any time. I have the printed copy from the dealer at that time.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
The date and mileage I entered are approximate. For several months, I have been able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the key is in the run position. At times, I have turned off the ignition and removed the key; and then had difficulty inserting the key the next time I went to use the vehicle. The key slot position is not in the off position, but in the run or accessory position. This seems like it could lead to a problem if the key should come out of the switch when I am driving. I assume I would be surprised, and instinctively reach to pick up the key. This could lead to an accident while I was distracted looking for the key. I believe this is not acceptable, and gm should replace the defective ignition switch.
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.
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.
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).
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.