There is bulletin information, and a campaign that may address the condition. It is as follows:
#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).
Some customers may comment that the ignition key is difficult to remove or that the key sticks or binds in the ignition cylinder.
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.
#10256: Customer Satisfaction - Ignition Lock Cylinder-Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder - (Dec 14, 2010)
Subject: 10256 - Ignition Lock Cylinder Binding - Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder
Models: 2008-2009 Cadillac CTS without Easy Key
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
2009 Pontiac G5
Due to part availability, customer involved in this program will be contacted in phases.
**********THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2013.**********
Certain 2008 and 2009 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles without Easy Key feature, and 2009 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles may develop a binding condition between the ignition lock cylinder and the housing. If this occurs, the driver may not be able to remove the key from the ignition. If the vehicle is running, the driver may not be able to turn the vehicle off.
Dealers are to replace the ignition lock cylinder.
Involved are certain 2008 and 2009 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles without Easy Key feature, and 2009 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles.
All involved vehicles are identified by VIN in the Global Warranty Management System - Investigate Vehicle History (GMVIS2) Application. Dealership technicians should always check this site to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs. It is essential to routinely verify eligibility because not all similar vehicles may be involved regardless of description or option content.
For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing with involved vehicles containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name, and address information has been prepared and will be provided to US and Canadian dealers through the GM GlobalConnect Recall Reports, or sent directly to export dealers. Dealers will not have a report available if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.
The listing may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this program is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this program.
Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 12:03 AM