Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ignition wouldn't get out of lock position. Do I need barrel and lock assembly?

asked by on

Ignition switch wouldn't get out of lock position. Do I need to get the barrel and the lock assembly. I was told I only need barrel???

My car has 91000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, many faults will cause your ig...

Hello there, many faults will cause your ignition switch on your 2008 Kia Rio to not move from the lock position. The most common would be a worn key, ignition switch, key cylinder, key transponder, or a wiring harness fault.

Once the vehicle is diagnosed you will be able to determine what all parts are needed instead of potentially making an unnecessary repair. A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose the issue with your ignition key and make any repairs required to resolve the issue. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: After unlocking the car from the drivers side, if the passenger door is opened before the key is put in the car the alarm goes off.

The key should only unlock the driver door with one turn and unlock all of the doors with two turns. If the passenger door is unlocking when the driver door is turned with one turn or if the alarm is...

Q: Check engine light is on car sluggish and shaky

Your check engine light is on due to the misfire and engine running issue and should not be due to the oil change overdue. You should have the check engine light scanned then the code can identify that cause of...

Q: ESP lighting is on

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The ESP light is handled by the ABS controller. If you scan the ABS controller with computer scanner you can get the error codes that are stored and begin troubleshooting. Most likely a wheel...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...