2003 Saturn ION from North America
Car would not start in cold weather.
I purchased a used 2003 Saturn Ion for my wife and she would have trouble starting it in the morning. After she attempted, I would go out and it would start right away. After searching the web, we found out why due to the cold and the ignition switch. To test a theory, I tried staring the car first, every morning. The car would start right away. When my wife would try, it would not. The solution (we think) is to keep the key in your pocket (where it is warm) and not in a purse. Since we started that procedure, we have not had any trouble starting the car, even when it reached -20 degrees F!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2007
12th Dec 2008, 21:49
I definitely do not agree with that!
I have the exact same problem with my 2003 Ion, I always keep my keys either in my pants pocket, or in my jacket pocket, where I am always jingling thing; which would keep them warm from the heat of my hands; the problem still occurs!
I also recently replaced the battery (5 days ago) because at the time, that seemed to be the only logical problem, and the mechanic also agreed. Problem happened again today (in -12 degree Celsius weather) The problem has nothing to do with the key, the battery, the starter, the ignition switch as I have read forums upon forums of people with the same issue!
Nice try buddy! But I doubt that is a suitable solution!