I have an 81Volvo 240 sedan with a little more than 200k miles on it. I’ve had this issue with the ignition for several years now. Sometimes when I turn off the car with the key as normal, the car keeps running as if nothing happened. I’ve tried several fixes:
- moving the steering wheel violently and put the car out of park
- replaced the ignition switch.
- replaced the ignition switch relay.
Now the only way to turn the car off when it does this is to pull the relay under the dash. When I reconnect it, it works fine. But, I’d rather not have to pull the relay everytime I want to turn off the car! My uncle owns many volvos and has worked patiently to help me troubleshoot this issue, but we are out of ideas! Any insight is appreciated.