I have a 2005 Saturn Ion When it gets cold in 20 degrees I have trouble starting my car The car will not turn over it's just like there's no juice going to the starter I have lights Interior lights When you turn the ignition over it doesn't do anything I've had the battery checked the alternator checked No corrosion Can you help

John Ohare
0

Asked by John Mar 23, 2013 at 09:48 PM about the 2005 Saturn ION

Question type: General

5 Answers

Js08016
18,625

Sounds like a bad starter. If your lights stay nice and bright when you try to start it your starter is most likely bad. HTH. -Jim

tenspeed
52,295

It sounds like your battery is low on power. It should be reading 12.5 volts with the engine off on those cold mornings. As batteries age, they have lower voltage and less amps. They generally last around five years and fail in the cold months.

Jessie Harrington
75

my ion does the same thing, its an ignition problem, when its cold and wont start, try it again every couple of minutes and it will start

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
gsgmxm5
0

You may be experiencing a problem with your "Passlock" system. If - when you try to crank it and it does nothing - you see the amber Passlock light blinking (the icon looks like a little car with a big padlock), you will need to do the following. 1. Call your boss and tell them youre gonna be late. 2. Wait ... and WATCH. The light will stop blinking anywhere from 7 to 10 minutes from the last time you turned the key. 3. Once the light stops blinking, switch the ignition all the way off and then try to start again. It should start just fine. If, however, you don't notice that light blinking, I'm sorry I wasted your time :-) Best of luck

gsgmxm5
0

More to my prior answer: a mechanic at a GM dealer in Minnesota said that the reason for this was because they used too much lubricant on the pins inside the key cylinder. These pins "feel" the key, and that tells the car whether or not the key you're using is it's key. When it's cold, the lubricant gets sticky prevents the pins from accurately forming to the key - which, in effect, tells the car that you're using a screwdriver to start it and not to let you.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ABS doesn't work. ( expert on saturn Ion sedan recommended ) 8 answers

    my friend Yasenia has a problem with her saturn and we need some help. the ABS light doesn't come on when she starts the car and her ABS doesn't even work. She thinks the car doesn't have ABS and i t...

    2004 Saturn ION 3

    -

    General

  • Ignition in cold weather 3 answers

    If temps go below 22 degrees in winter, I have a 10 min wait (exactly) then car starts. 2006 Ion,

    2006 Saturn ION 2 Auto

    -

    General

  • reviews scare me about buying 5 answers

    have read alot of reviews on the power steering going out and ignition key sticking. Is this a recall, or something you have to deal with? nervous about power steering going out, possibly getting re...

    2007 Saturn ION

    -

    General

  • Personal Saturn items 5 answers

    Wondering if anyone can link me to a supplier of Saturn personal stuff like a leather jacket or other unique stuff. you can mail me direct l.bentley@yourlink.ca

    Saturn ION

    -

    General

  • My 2005 Saturn Ion stalls out when making left hand turns. 1 answer

    My 2005 Saturn Ion stalls when I make left hand turns! The engine light comes on and the car goes into limp mode! I stop the car and wait a minute or two and it starts right back up and after drivin...

    2005 Saturn ION

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

ION
Looking for a Used ION in your area?
CarGurus has 1,999 nationwide ION listings starting at $600.
ZIP:

Search Saturn ION Questions

Saturn ION Experts

#1 KEGOFF
KEGOFF
Reputation 210
#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 210
#3 Edgar987669
Edgar987669
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cobalt"
465 Great Deals out of 8,153 listings starting at $1,295
Used Saturn VUE"
151 Great Deals out of 3,242 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic"
941 Great Deals out of 53,068 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Altima"
1,852 Great Deals out of 76,655 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,417 Great Deals out of 50,676 listings starting at $995
Used Saturn ION Red Line"
33 listings starting at $4,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,145 Great Deals out of 39,392 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry"
1,973 Great Deals out of 74,594 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen Passat"
565 Great Deals out of 26,511 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Aveo"
171 Great Deals out of 3,062 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord"
1,511 Great Deals out of 64,724 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Focus"
1,800 Great Deals out of 60,286 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,776 Great Deals out of 66,040 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Saturn ION For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 550 listings starting at $2,488
2006 Saturn ION For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 440 listings starting at $1,994
2005 Saturn ION For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 296 listings starting at $2,000
2004 Saturn ION For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $1,999
2003 Saturn ION For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $600