Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Key not starting car

asked by on

When I stick my key in the ignition, the key won't try to completely start the car. I am not sure if the problem is with the key or the ignition cylinder.

Another key could be used to see if the lock cylinder will turn completely. Chances are either the lock cylinder itself or the lock cylinder housing is at fault. The may both need to be replaced to restore ignition operation. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who has the training to service the ignition lock cylinder and steering column to repair the ignition system.

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: What does the smart key system Warning Light mean?

The smart key system Warning Light is located on the instrument panel, and is accompanied by an interior buzzer, and sometimes an exterior one. If the light is accompanied by three exterior buzzes, then a door has been opened and...

Q: What would cause all of these electrical problems?

It is difficult to say what is going on with your Vue without being there. This will likely have one problem that is causing all these issues. The removal of the BCM has probably made this more difficult to diagnose...

Q: Which fuel should I use, 91 or 95?

Hi There, Octane rating is the measure of a fuel's ability to resist "knocking" or "pinging" during combustion, caused by the air/fuel mixture detonating prematurely in the engine. Most gasoline vehicles with factory engines (assuming no modifications) are designed to...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...