Can't Turn Ignition Switch?
Check for Locked Steering
Got a service customer complaining he or she
can't turn the ignition switch to start the engine?
The reason could just be the steering column lock
pin is engaged with the front wheels turned.
Here's what typically happens:
Some folks use the steering wheel to help support
themselves while climbing in or out of the vehicle.
This is very common among elderly or disabled
drivers. Doing this turns the front wheels, which
twists the tires against the ground. The twisted
tires apply torque to the steering column. With the
ignition switch in LOCK (0), the steering column
lock pin is engaged. But the applied torque on the
steering column binds the lock pin, making it
tough to turn the ignition switch. The ignition
switch won't turn to ON (II) if the lock pin isn't
disengaged from the steering column.
Tell your customer there's nothing wrong with the
ignition switch itself. All he or she needs to do is
turn the steering wheel from side to side while
turning the switch. This usually releases the lock
pin so the engine can be started. In some cases,
though, your customer may need to give a good
tug on the wheel. This could easily happen when
parking on a hill and the wheels are turned
sharply before the engine is shut off.
if this doesn't help then i recomend dealership because best to replace lock and new lock would have to be reprogramed to car and honda doesn't recomend rekeyng their ignition switches