Toyota Camary & Corolla Ignition

toyota
camry

#1

I have 2003 Corolla & a 2001 Camary, both with the same problem. I have troble turning the ignition key on in both. I jiggle the steering wheel, twist, turn and whatever to get it the key to turn. Sometimes it turns immediately without doing any of these contortions, but other times, I think I will never get the ignition key to turn correctly. Then all of a sudden it works. What is the cure for this? Every time I took it into the shop (like usual) it worked perfectly. Any suggestions.

Thanks


#2

Are you parking the cars with the front wheels other than straight ahead? Have you tried the spare keY?


#3

Make sure the car is in park. The shift lever must be properly seated so a switch activates letting the system know it is in park. You may have a flakey sensor position switch. Cycle the gear shift. That was my problem on a different type car. I had to give the gear shift a little extra nudge into park.


#4

You may also have to wiggle the steering wheel a little while nudging the gearshift. Hope this helps.


#5

I will try to park the wheels straight and I have used the spare key. Thanks for the quick response.
Ed


#6

Do you have a lot of heavy stuff on your keychain? This can wear out the lock over time.


#7

When you park pull em brake then put into park


#8

Yes, I will keep a seperate key for the ignition. Hope this helps.
Thanks