Ignition Switch Problems of Saturn VUE
Saturn VUE owners have reported 16 problems linked to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
The vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Vue. The VIN of this vehicle is 5GZCZ53406_. It is impossible to turn the stuck ignition switch on to start the engine. Is more of a problem in hot weather. This ignition switch issue occurred Jul. 6, 2012.
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#2 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Saturn VUE
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5GZCZ33D15_. The owner has a 2005 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the ignition would lock and he could not turn to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the ignition housing and ignition switch. The manufacturer was contacted and informed him that due to the age and the mileage on the vehicle, they would not reimburse him for the repairs and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 93,000. This ignition switch problem happened on September 16, 2010.
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#3 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated the ignition key would not turn properly or remain secure when positioned in the ignition switch. While driving on two separate occasions the key had fallen out of the ignition switch without intent. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the ignition switch lock needed to be replaced. The lock cylinder had been previously replaced in may of 2007. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. This issue happened on 08/11/06.
#4 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE
The vehicle is a 2007 Saturn Vue. The VIN of this vehicle was 5GZCZ33Z67_. Purchased new 05/29/07. In shop numerous times for faulty ignition switch that kept sticking. Wouldn't replace but kept 'greasing. ' finally after in shop three times previously they replaced ignition. Starting to stick again less than a year later. Soon after, during a stop at light, or stop sign, engine would turn off completely and restart itself. Dealer said the rear battery was leaking acid and everything corroded. Took them days to get replacement and didn't offer me another vehicle to use in meantime!! that was an accident waiting to happen! finally had new rear battery installed. Now I'm just waiting for another problem. It was Sep. 4, 2007 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#5 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE
VIN of the vehicle was 5GZCZ33D37_. The contact 2007 Saturn Vue. When the contact stated attempted to exit the vehicle, the key was stuck inside of the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch was replaced. The failure recurred five times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer each time the failure occurred where the ignition switch would be replaced or new keys to the vehicle would be provided. The failure mileage was 23,446 and the current mileage is 41,537. Updated 7/26/10 updated 08/18/jb. This issue happened on Monday, October 27, 2008.
#6 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
2006 Saturn Vue, vehicle doors would not open,engine miss fired,then shut off. Towed to dealer, dealer stated bad battery. . . . . . Second time vehicle same thing just shut off. . . . Also ignition key entry sticks when trying to start vehicle, dealer said to have replaced but still sticks when trying to turn to start. . . . . It was 04/19/2006 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
#7 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
The vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Vue. #1. Ignition switch failure. Key gets stuck in ignition switch,causing the key to not be able to be turned or to be removed. #2. Steering is vague and hard to keep pointed in one direction, possibly due to the use of electronic steering. Also; the car sways profoundly over uneven surfaces,due to the suspension design. This lack of suspension design integrity, coupled with the use of electronic steering causes the vehicle to operate in an unsafe manner,(causing the vehicle to meander from side to side,often into other lanes of traffic,unless the driver is constantly correcting the steering input). Please help to force Saturn to recall these vehicles for the safety of the public! please note that I have driven other Saturn Vue's, and they all seem to behave the same way. Thank you!. This ignition switch issue occurred February 7, 2006.
#8 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
The car involved is a 2006 Saturn Vue. Multiple occurrences of keyed ignition switch locking up and no allowing vehicle operation (more than 6). Thank god there was no emergency necessitating immediate use of our vehicle. Just episodes of being late to work and getting home from work. Finally the vehicle as towed to the dealer. We were informed this was known issue with the Saturn Vue. But there was no recall they manufacturer just lets its customers swing in the wind until it fails for good presumably they think they are saving money but not so if they are on the hook for the towing while under warranty. Which is why they manufacturer's failure to notify owners and recall for this problem is inexcusable!. It was Saturday, Sep. 1, 2007 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#9 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Saturn VUE
The vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Vue. Ignition switch is difficult to operate, added graphite lubricant but only partial relief. Other models of same year having same problems. Gm should recall and replace switch. It was Saturday, May 22, 2010 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#10 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Saturn VUE
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Saturn Vue. VIN of the vehicle was 5GZCZ23D45_. On July 23, 2005, I had the oil seal replaced. The Vue had been leaking oil in my garage and other places when I parked. I had to replace the ignition switch on two occasions and was almost unable to get the key to turn. Sometimes took up to 20 minutes or so. On July 22, 2006 I had the air conditioning condenser and seal replaced. It was over 100 degrees. I had to get a rental for this repair. This took several days because the mechanic took my car apart, thought it was repaired, but was not, I was told. Second day of car rental, I was told they ordered the part, but they "sent the wrong part". Finally, on the third day, I was told that the car had to be taken apart again to be repaired. I rented a car for three days. On August 6, 2006, I went to leave to pick up my son, the Vue was in my garage and there was no clutch. I had to call Saturn roadside assistance and have my car towed to Saturn of henderson. On August 7, 2006, I had the clutch cylinder, concentric slave replaced. On Monday, December 18, 2006, I was taking my son to the airport to be with his father for the christmas holiday in michigan. I was attempting to back out of the garage, but could not put the vehicle into reverse. We pushed the car out of the garage. I drove very carefully (a bit concerned thinking it may breakdown) because I was concerned about the possible dangers involved, but had to get my son to the airport on time. I pulled off of the 215 when at that off ramp, all of my gears were suddenly gone. The cables snapped inside and I could not go anywhere, causing me to once again, call Saturn roadside assistance, have the 2005 vehicle towed away again, my son missed his flight to michigan and I had to miss part of a work day and again rent another car. This problem occurred on Friday, Jul. 22, 2005.
#11 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5GZCZ53404_. Ignition switch unable to rotate to start vehicle on 2004 Saturn Vue. Dealership charged 75 dollars to clean ignition switch, and says they get 3 or 4 complaints a week for the same thing. Is this a Saturn problem or a personal problem? I've had cars 14 years old and never experienced this before. Now in two days, the dealer has had 7 Saturn Vues come in with the same complaint, from 2004 to 2007 models. It was Aug. 11, 2007 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#12 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Saturn Vue. Ignition key fell out of lock cylinder while was running. This is dangerous because if I ever need to shut down the engine and the key were to fall out I'd be in trouble. Lock cylinder sticks and I can barely turn it to start sometimes. This car has only 40,000 miles!. This problem occurred on Fri., Apr. 4, 2008.
#13 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Saturn VUE
A 2004 Saturn Vue is having ignition problem. We have yet to replace the ignition due to tricks to cause the ignition to release and start the vehicle. I fully expect this inconvenience to become a major problem at some point due to the poor quality materials used to produce the ignition switch. Should this strand us, the towing fee will be $75 plus a minimum of $400 for the mechanic and parts. I have experienced this problem with another general motors product and had a custom part made to solve the problem. Gm should be the one producing a quality replacement part and issuing a recall instead of gouging consumers especially with their sales plunge of late. They don't need another hit on their quality perception. It was Sun., Sep. 7, 2008 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#14 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE
The car involved was a 2003 Saturn Vue. Ignition switch/control "locks" when exiting the vehicle, and then is extremely difficult to unlock, while attempting to start the car . . . . Vue is 4 years old, with 33,000 miles. . . Vehicle has done this since the first day I owned it. Complained to dealership a year ago, during routine maintenance check, and was told that I must be yanking the steering wheel to the left into "lock" position while getting out of the car! seriouly, if it was that difficult to turn the key in the ignition while starting it, do they think I would deliberately do this? ignition switch/control completely failed 8/7. Had to called aaa twice for help; first time the tow truck driver banged on the key while it was in the ignition and it unlocked. . . Said he sees this all of the time and that the control was probably going out. I called dealership and made an appt. To take it in, to be checked. Second time, same day @10 pm. . . . Again aaa driver had to bang on the key, to get it unlocked. . . Immediately drove it to the dealership and left it in their driveway to service in the morning. Awaiting call on cost of repairs. . More than likely out of warranty now. My Saturn l300 sedan, did the same thing . . . . . Traded it for the Vue when my lease was up. A CO-worker says his ion does it, and his daughter's older model l200 has always done this . . . . This ignition switch issue occurred 08/07/2007.
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#15 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE
The vehicle was a 2003 Saturn Vue. Saturn 2003 Vue with vti transmission was purchased new in 10/02. At 76,000 miles when accelerating to get on highway, the rpm's were roaring and the speedometer was dropping. Pulled on shoulder and was able to drive car at 30 mph a few miles to the Saturn creve coeur dealer, who met us getting out of the car, and told us he could not even look at our car to go somewhere else! drove sides streets 30 mph to south county Saturn dealer where purchased. After test driving they stated they thought the range switch was bad. No longer under extended warranty it would cost $452 to replace. After read about others complaints on this site, and having never heard of a range switch I am leary of spending the $452 only to have them tell me the next time it happens that the transmission will need to be replaced. Recently had problems with ignition sticking when turning the key. They told me it was some switch then too and the next day it did the same thing. Then I was told that I needed a whole new ignition after they held the key and ground it down! I do not trust them. Car has not had a problems the past few days. I will never buy another Saturn!. This issue happened on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.
#16 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE
The VIN of the problem Vue is 5GZCZ33D83_. Consumer has a 2003 Saturn Vue. When the key was placed in the ignition, the key would not turn until several minutes later. The dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 43,000 and current mileage was 43,300. It was Mon., Dec. 10, 2007 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
Other Electrical System related problems of Saturn VUE:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Horn Assembly problems||40|
|Electrical System problems||39|
|Ignition Switch problems||16|
|Instrument Panel problems||15|
|Ignition Module problems||12|
|Car Will Not Start problems||8|
|Dash Wiring problems||4|
|Battery Dead problems||4|
|Underhood Wiring problems||4|
|Dashboard Failed problems||3|
|Battery Cable problems||2|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||2|