Question about 2006 Saturn ION
Call the reimbursement department so they can start a recall... 1800-204-0261 we have the same promblem and they wont do a recall unless they get more complaints!!
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
I had been to many dealerships trying to get my car fixed...key keeps sticking in ignition.....well today I picked it up again and the case seems to be closed. They replaced the BTSI switch which is an automatic transmission shift lock control. It was 154.00. Before it was figured out I used a method to get the key out and it's what helped get the right answer......when your key sticks turn off the radio and keep quiet. Now softly press the "large button" on the front of your shifter knob. You will hear a clicking sound. One click means that the system did not release, press again and again until you hear 2 clicks. At 2 clicks the key will come right out. My friend's husband who is an auto engineer figured out that part for me just recently. I had the the ignition parts replaced 2 yrs ago, it took 3 yrs to get to fixed. If your power steering goes out like mine did, that is more expensive.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
I know these post are old but the answer to the key being stuck in the ignition is simple .
There is a lil plug right under the ignition cylinder if you take it out and stick your index finger in there u will feel a lil spring loaded button push it towards the driver side door and turn the key to pull it out this is a release mechanism to unlock the cylinder very simple to do dosen't require no effort at all
Posted on Apr 04, 2019
My kids car has the same issue, I replaced the cylinder and coded it to the original key, everything went together fine, but same problem, I tried the shift release button a few times and it did work about 50% of the time, I will now try the BTSI switch which is an automatic transmission shift lock control. Thats the only thing it can be unless it's in the ignition switch assy, but I doubt it. And I agree with the other guy, Solution #1-----BITE ME!!!
Posted on May 09, 2013
Solution #1-----BITE ME!!!
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
I had this same problem the other day! My car thankfully is still under warranty; I just drove it to the dealership while it was running and they took care of everything.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
You can try the few solutions suggrsted here:
A mobile locksmith can safe time waiting at the dealership and monry on towing.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 01, 2014 | 2004 Saturn ION
Jul 09, 2012 | 2005 Saturn ION
Apr 08, 2017 | 2006 Saturn ION 3
Oct 24, 2011 | 2006 Saturn ION
Aug 29, 2011 | 2004 Saturn ION
Jun 04, 2017 | 2006 Saturn ION
Mar 29, 2010 | 2006 Saturn ION
Dec 22, 2009 | 2006 Saturn ION
Oct 04, 2009 | 2006 Saturn ION
Sep 26, 2009 | 2006 Saturn ION
5,063 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!