Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder – 2005-2010 Chevrolet Pontiac Saturn

#09-02-35-005C: IGNITION KEY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE, IGNITION KEY BINDS OR STICKS IN CYLINDER (REPLACE IGNITION CYLINDER) (FEB 7, 2011)


Subject: Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder (Replace Ignition Cylinder)
Models: 2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt (Built Prior to April 14, 2009)
2006-2010 Chevrolet HHR (Built Prior to June 1, 2010)
2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox (Built Prior to July 2008)
2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)
2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice (Built Prior to April 14, 2009)
2007-2009 Pontiac G5 (Built Prior to April 14, 2009), Torrent (Built Prior to July 2008)
2006-2009 Saturn SKY (Built Prior to April 24, 2009)

This bulletin is being revised to remove an Attention statement, update the build date for HHR and remove the CTS model. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 09-02-35-005B (Section 02 – Steering).


Condition

Some customers may comment that the ignition key is difficult to remove or that the key sticks or binds in the ignition cylinder.

Correction

A new ignition lock cylinder has been released to correct this concern. Replace the ignition lock cylinder following the Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement procedure in SI. For ignition lock cylinder assembly and coding, use the instructions provided with the new cylinder.

Important: To properly seat the new ignition lock cylinder into the housing, the key must be inserted and turned to the RUN position.

Parts Information

Part Number Description
20869121 Cylinder, Ignition Lock (Uncoded)

Warranty Information

For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation Description Labor Time
E7200 Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Use Published Labor Operation Time

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