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Author Topic: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included  (Read 24358 times)

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #225 on: July 28, 2014, 11:16:37 AM »
Did they give you two new keys since you only gave them one old key?

My car goes in this afternoon. When I talked to the service person and told him I only had one key, he said no problem now you will get two keys.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #226 on: July 29, 2014, 06:42:46 PM »
If you happened to save one of your original keys you CAN reprogram it to start your car.  A buddy of mine had his done today and kept one of his keys .  Programmed it as specified i the owners manual and his old key works as well as the two new keys. 

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #227 on: July 30, 2014, 08:28:40 AM »
Work was done...key looks like Sh#%, but the car is done!  :drive: :thumbs:
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #228 on: July 30, 2014, 03:42:54 PM »
If you happened to save one of your original keys you CAN reprogram it to start your car.  A buddy of mine had his done today and kept one of his keys .  Programmed it as specified i the owners manual and his old key works as well as the two new keys. 

I thought when the tumbler was replaced, the key was cut differently.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #229 on: July 30, 2014, 03:49:08 PM »
Nope same cut

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #230 on: July 30, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »
Keep the key as a souvenir or keep sake, do not use it to drive.
If you have an accident while using the old key....... well you will know what a good lawyer can do to you.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #231 on: July 30, 2014, 05:41:04 PM »
The damn key is not goint to do jack. 
There was not a problem with my car but did not want to do it because of the keys being generic.  Well problem solved since my buddy had his done and what do you know the same cut just new keys and cylinder switch.  Talked to the Service manager about purchasing the old style keys and getting them cut since I perfer the Pontiac Arrow Logo vs the Generic and he said no problem.  Took my car in this morning and just picked it up and what do you know same damn cut as the old keys and programed the old key to start the car.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #232 on: July 30, 2014, 05:47:13 PM »
95% of the stuff we eat on a daily basis is killing us but do we care and are we suing the food processing companies and the agriculture companies.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #233 on: July 30, 2014, 10:43:33 PM »
Well, this is a new piece of information.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #234 on: July 31, 2014, 12:14:27 PM »
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #235 on: July 31, 2014, 01:18:28 PM »
Keep the key as a souvenir or keep sake, do not use it to drive.
If you have an accident while using the old key....... well you will know what a good lawyer can do to you.

Even a bad lawyer can establish reasonable doubt that I ever got notice from GM that there was a recall.  Did anyone have to sign for the postman before they got their recall letter?  Did GM demand all the old keys back?  All of this can put the blame right back on GM and guess what GM has deeper pockets than any of us so who really is more likely to get sued?
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #236 on: July 31, 2014, 03:18:21 PM »
Then why do the recall?.
The keys are part of the issue if weighted down, because of the designed.
You want to keep the old keys find, you have a choice, do not do the recall or do it and keep the key(s) as a souvenir.
Do not plead stupid it does not work.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #237 on: July 31, 2014, 03:38:44 PM »
Do not plead stupid it does not work.

Actually it does work, ever see a safety warning on a product?  Everyone of those warnings is because some fool tried to do something stupid with a product and then sued a manufacturer when they got hurt.  Most of the time they won the court case and the rest of us get to see a new warning.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #238 on: July 31, 2014, 03:56:16 PM »
Well, this is a new piece of information.

No, it isn't.  Just read the previous page of this thread.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #239 on: August 01, 2014, 07:48:10 AM »
Finally got the call yesterday will be taking it in 2 weeks dealer said it would take between an hour and an hour and a half asked if I wanted a loaner car and I told them no thanks I'll wait I have read too many stories of dealer techs taking cars out for a "test drive" and end up trashing the cars
When they had my car they only offered a ride home, BTW, they didn't take my car out for a joy ride. Unless they disengaged the odometer! Or maybe they ran it in reverse and back the miles off....yeah That's the ticket!
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #240 on: August 01, 2014, 07:57:35 AM »
With all the comments about old key new key what is the difference, if someone put their key on a key-chain with 10 lbs. of keys and do-dads on it, the tumbler will still fail over time. I mean I know what their thought process was, engineers being what they are, looking at everything a certain way. (not always a bad thing) I mean people will do what they want no matter what logic or commonsense dictates what they are supposed to do.
I don't like the new key, but my car is still the same and I drive my car not the key, and I bought the car because of the car not the keys!   
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #241 on: August 01, 2014, 08:40:02 AM »
Where have you been?  Hiding in a tree?

All kappas recalled mentioned for at least 5 weeks now....GM is covering up shit faster than a cat in a catbox.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #242 on: August 01, 2014, 03:47:21 PM »
Just dont offer any additional info simple.  They have no idea if you have both keys or not.  Keep one buy one off ebay for $15 have it cut either by the dealer or if they wont take it to a locksmith shop they will cut it for you.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #243 on: August 01, 2014, 03:50:46 PM »
I checked a locksmith just incase the dealer did not want to or was going to cost me  $10 .  Locksmith shop $1 a key to cut then program per owners manual.

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #244 on: August 01, 2014, 04:15:26 PM »
All 5 of my keys work. :).....
1 Original  2 warranty 2 new ebay keys programed per owners manual.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #245 on: August 02, 2014, 12:05:14 AM »
GM is just basically trying to cover all bases and even with the lock cylinder and key issue which they could not duplicate.  With that said whats hurting GM is they knew it COULD POSSIBLY FAIL but LOOKS LIKE THEY COVERED IT UP.  The keys and lock cylinder were never really designed to hold 10+ keys but like everything else people rightly or wrongly put everything because of ease.  Thats why to cover there AZZ there saying NONE NOT EVEN THE KEY FOB to ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY THAT MIGHT ARISE even with the redesigned keys and cylinder. 
I can honestly say my vehicle did not have a problem because the NEW cylinder requirers about the same pressure to shut off the vehicle as my old one.  I got mine changed because after 5yrs of daily use my lock cylinder was probably getting worn.  Also I have serveral keys on my keyring so that was not helping matters.  So if its free and I can get new keys and purchase new keys with the old Arrow logo why not.  Any vehicle can have this problem and as we have keys for everything under the sun it will put pressure on any manufacturer lock and cylinder because of all the weight. 
Its up to you what you and what your comfortable with im just here to tell you how I went about it to get what I wanted for me.  As I said before dont offer any additional info and if they ask tell them a vehicle that is not covered under the warranty.  If your not comfortable with omitting info then just go get them cut at a Locksmith shop and program them.  In the end whatever you choose to do your car wont drive any different so its up to you.
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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #246 on: August 07, 2014, 09:04:43 PM »
Had the recall done today took all of a 1/2 hour ( I got the "experienced tech") they told me I had to turn in at least one key per GM which is what I did told them I was keeping the other one as a souvenir because it had the Pontiac logo on it and the new ones don't  all in all not a bad experience

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Re: Ignition Fault Recall: all models of Solstice/Sky Included
« Reply #248 on: August 08, 2014, 08:14:44 AM »
By the time there are 50 keys and a set of brass knuckles, it doesnt matter which company manufactured the key cylinder.

This kind of ignorance baffles me.

 

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