Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: car does not always start right away on 2003 Saturn Ion

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
Was told by Saturn that they would have to replace the ignition module. The anti-theft device does not recognize my key, intermittently. The anti-theft system thinks that someone is using a key it does not recognize, and there is a 15 minute delay, everytime, before the car will start!!! I could not find this repair estimate in your list. Please help me with an estimate.
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
I would be suspect of replacing a ignition module to correct a theft system fault. The more common cause is a faulty ignition lock cylinder which includes the sensor that reads the key. Sorry I do not have the price information on the ignition lock cylinder but you should expect to pay $100 - $150 for labor. Parts and labor for the ignition module should be in the $150 - $200 range.
Didn't find what you were looking for?