General Motors reports that the ignition key on some 2006-09 Saturn Sky models may be difficult to remove and/or bind in the lock cylinder when trying to start the vehicle.
The car maker doesn't exactly explain where the problem lies, only that installing a new-design lock cylinder, part No. 20869121, will eliminate it. Full installation and coding instructions are provided with the new cylinder.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].