Saturn Ion won't start, passlock light on

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by Saturn Guy, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Saturn Guy

    Saturn Guy Guest

    I have a 2005 Ion-2, standard transmission. Yesterday I put the key
    in, stepped on the clutch and turned the key. Engine would not turn
    over. The passlock light lit when key turned to 'on' and stayed lit.

    After a few tries and some contemplation I stepped on the brake and
    the clutch. The car started. After that it was OK.

    Any ideas? There are some threads on a chronic Passlock problem, how
    can I tell if that's it?

    Saturn Guy, Mar 29, 2008
  2. Saturn Guy

    Bill Davis Guest

    I had a similar problem: occasionally wouldn't start with lit Passlock
    light ... let it sit for a while & eventually it started. Took it to
    the dealer, who diagnosed & replaced a bad ignition switch. Problem
    hasn't recurred.

    For what it's worth ...

    Bill Davis
    Bill Davis, Mar 29, 2008
  3. Saturn Guy

    Saturn Guy Guest

    That's it. Took it to the dealer and it was a bad ignition switch.
    For $235 + tax they installed a new and improved version.
    Saturn Guy, Apr 5, 2008
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