2006 Chevy Equinox 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic
Purchased used less than 6 months ago. Ignition stuck a few times but didn't really pay that much attention. Now key comes out of switch in auxillary position (radio still on, steering wheel nor gear shift will lock, key bell rings and battery will run dead) and even while car running. GM dealer said key worn and tumblers needed lubricating, wanting to charge $135. Needless to say, I declined. I have 2 keys (one that's rarely worn) and both do the same thing. If tumblers were worn, wouldn't it prevent key from turning on, not off. According to Carfax, ignition switch replaced 2 years ago. Can anyone give me suggestions? I have extended warranty but am being told this is normal wear and tear on the vehicle. Help.
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 AT 6:16 PM