Problem Description and Possible Solution
The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.
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Average mileage: 159,387 (60,000–218,000)
20 people reported this problem
After the GM recall for my keys sometimes when I turn the key it just hums briefly Fuel Pump) and does nothing. Check engine light is on, headlights are bright, battery is ok, does not crank.
Car will run, then kill usually after a few minutes. I have changed fuel pump , filter. Still seems to be a fuel issue. Was wondering if ignition switch could be going bad
Drove car to work everything fine, went out to start it & ignition was froze. No matter what I did it would not budge. Tried stepping on brake, turning steering wheel, etc. Called the Pontiac dealer & was told the actual switch was not in the recent recall. Spent $198 & luckily someone at work replaced it. If not I would have had to have the vehicle towed to dealer & paid extreme amount.
Have had the intermittent passlock problem. But trying the 10-minute reset process is not working this time. I'm wondering if it is the fuel pump now. There is a spark at the spark plugs when it's turning over. So I'm assuming there's no fuel. When the passlock thing is not allowing a start, does it do so by not allowing the fuel to pump? Or does it prevent fire to the plugs? Or both?