Ignition Switch May Bind on Honda Civic

On certain models the ignition switch binds. The ignition switch needs to be replaced to repair this issue.

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Average mileage: 144,557 (15,000–238,000)
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2003
12 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
It jams on turning the key. Have to repeat the action, giggling, to turn it.
1999 Honda Civic151,000
Was really difficult to turn key had to wiggle around a lot. Now won't turn at all gets stuck
1998 Honda Civic110,659
We had to by a switch and replace it after I was stuck in the hot car for 3 hours with 2 large hot dogs and then I was late for a vet appointment.
1998 Honda Civic92,000
Dealer knew about recall. Fixed it for free.
Switch is binding...Honda is going to cut a new key first.
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