MY HONDA CIVIC KEPT RUNNING WITH THE KEY REMOVED, LIKE TO KNOW WHY

  • Tiny
  • dancebear
  • 2002 Honda Civic
  • 111,000 miles

I parked and shut off my car yesterday- at least I thought it was shut off- came back 3 hours later to car with key in hand and the car was running with no key in ignition (honda civic 2002) I was able to put in key and shut off car- have driven car about 5 times since and the problem has not repeated itself. Any ideas?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 4:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,976 posts

You could have a failing ignition switch. There was a safety recall on the item some time back and this component tends to fail intermittently.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 4:25 PM
  • Tiny
  • dancebear
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How much does it cost for a honda ignition switch -2002 civic

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 5:08 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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You need to enquire locally to be sure of the exact cost. OEM switch should cost around $100 and after market much lower than that.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 5:51 PM

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