Q: Ignition lock faulty

asked by on February 04, 2016

The ignition lock is faulty.

The ignition lock assembly can experience a failure due to a faulty sensor, module, or even a worn-out key. I will advise that you have an experienced mechanic, like the ones at YourMechanic, to inspect the entire ignition lock assembly to determine the proper solution.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Engine tries to crank, but can't.

It sounds like your car is either not getting fuel or not getting spark. This could be caused by dozens of things, from a failed crank sensor to a faulty fuel pump. My advice is to have your vehicle inspected...

Only get heat when i rev up my car or push the gas. Other tham that i only get cold air coming out.

You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...

Fluttering and bogging out when accelerating

Hello. Fluttering and bogging can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are issues with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. If there is an issue with any of the components, such as the...

Alternator or distributor problem.

I would have a technician check it out. There are a number of problems with the distributor on that car. One common one is that the oil seal leaks and allows oil to get into in the distributor. A technician...

After a flat tire I changed to my spare and while driving home both the abs and brake light came on

Hi there. This is typically due to the spare tire being installed and the brake system sensors not aligned due to the different size wheel and tire combo. I'd recommend getting the tire replaced or repaired, correctly installed and having...

Changed battery and the fuel pump and car still slow to start. When it does start it shuts off without warning. Fuel filter is fine.

Hi there. The battery could be dead even though it has a full charge. There could be a dead cell or an over charged cell. Have the battery checked with a load tester. This will place a load on the...

2004 Tahoe turn signal on and the headlights blink also.

Hi there. Check to see where you have grounded the wires to the lights on the front of the vehicle. It sounds like that all of the lights are being grounded on the same terminal. This is why the headlights...

Shaky engine.

How many miles are on your car? High mileage cars can have worn out ignition components causing a weak spark at startup or weak motor mounts might make vibrations more noticeable, I would recommend a mechanic from YourMechanic look into...

Seatbelt won't retract. Locked up all the way. No tension at all

From the accident the seat belts would lock due to the impact and you will need to replace both the seat belt assemblies to repair the problem. This will include the retractors and buckle assembly.

Related articles

How Long Does an Ignition Relay Last?
When When trying to crank a car, you will need a few vital components to be working in order for the process to be successful. On most cars, there is an intricate network of relays and switches that allow for...
How to Replace a Ballast Resistor
The ignition coil cannot get proper voltage if the ballast resistor is broken. Signs are a crank without a start or a start and an immediate stall.
How Often Should the Ignition System Be Inspected?
Your Your ignition system is a critical part of both your car and daily driving experience. If it isn't working correctly, you could experience anything from poor engine operation to engine stall or failure to start. It’s critical that you...