Key stuck in ignition and won’t start.

Asked by Jo1133 Oct 08, 2019 at 09:26 AM about the 2006 Saturn ION

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn my key nothing happens at all- no
lights or sounds or anything. Horn won’t
works, door locks won’t work, but I can roll
my window down. My key is now stuck in the
ignition (in the on position) and I have tried
everything to get it out. I got a brand new
battery 2 weeks ago and I double checked
and nothing was left on to kill it.

2 Answers


Bad ignition cylinder. You will have to remove and replace. Most key places (or dealer) will re- key the ignition. Probably just bad internals.


Forget everything you have been told. There is a small micro switch on the driver's side of the shifter. This switch releases key and unlocks doors when tranmission is put in park. Replace this micro switch problem solved watch this video but don't try to repair just replace switch 3nM Ebay listing for micro switch /302741497377

3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used ION in your area?

CarGurus has 35 nationwide ION listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Saturn ION Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn VUE
28 listings starting at $1,999
Used Saturn Aura
6 listings
Used Ford Fusion
35 Great Deals out of 1,283 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
3 Great Deals out of 126 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Corolla
165 Great Deals out of 6,539 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford Mustang
36 Great Deals out of 1,360 listings starting at $4,900
Used Toyota Prius
10 Great Deals out of 347 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Murano
42 Great Deals out of 2,046 listings starting at $108
Used Nissan Sentra
57 Great Deals out of 2,421 listings starting at $2,700
Used Volkswagen Jetta
85 Great Deals out of 2,704 listings starting at $1,785
Used Chevrolet Impala
13 Great Deals out of 553 listings starting at $3,990

Used Cars for Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.