The Ignition Key May Become Stuck in the Ignition Lock Cylinder on Saab 9-3

If the ignition switch is turned to the "lock" position when the vehicle speed is over 5km/hour, the ignition key cannot be removed from the lock cylinder. This is not a defect, but a normal design feature. In order to remove the key: Turn the ignition to the "on" position, wait several seconds, turn ignition to "lock" and remove the key.

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Average mileage: 120,000 (120,000–120,000)
4 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
6 people reported this problem
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Key fob is stuck in off position can't get it into locked postulation to remove it.
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