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Q: Key hard to turn in ignition.

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The ignition key immobilizer makes it difficult to turn on the ignition. It sometimes take 2 minutes to start the car, sometimes less.

A: There is a common problem on these cars wit...

There is a common problem on these cars with the immobilizer causing the car not to start. I would first have the battery tested and rule out that. If this is not the problem and you have the immobilizer light lit up on the dash I would take it to the dealership because there is a common problem for this and I believe they can help you better solve it.

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