I was recently left stranded in a mall parking lot by my 2007 Saturn Ion when it wouldn’t start. After getting a jump from roadside assistance, I was told the battery needed to be replaced. I thought nothing of it since its a 2007 and has been driven between Virginia and Pennsylvania for the past four years fairly regularly. After a new battery was installed Sunday afternoon and the car started perfectly and was driven around all day Monday, I was shocked when I was once again left stranded in the parking lot at work Tuesday afternoon, again with a car that wouldn’t start at all (there was no “clicking” either). The keys would get stuck in the ignition and I’d have to remove them by pushing the tiny button under the steering wheel. The new battery was tested again at the shop and they found nothing wrong with it and couldn’t explain why it wouldn’t start at all the previous afternoon but started and ran fine two days prior. Thoughts Car Talk community? Thanks!
~ Disgruntled Saturn Owner (Is there any other kind?!)