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Buick Rendezvous: Ignition will not turn over...seems to be locked up.

Customer Question

I have a Buick Rendezvous-2002. Ignition will not turn over...seems to be locked up. I have checked the book and tried all I know to do. Is there something I can try before taking it to a mechanic? I don't think it is anything seriously least I hope not.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Amedee replied 7 years ago.



Does the check engine light come on when you turn the key to the on position?


Does the engine crank over and not start or does it not even crank over?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The engine light does not come on. The lock is frozen and the ignition key will not turn over.

The engine does not crank over. The lock for ignition key is frozen and will not turn.

Expert:  Amedee replied 7 years ago.



I would honestly try another ignition key if you have one available. If not or if using another key will not work, the ignition lock cylinder is bad and will need to be replaced.