Originally Posted by colinzj
This ISN'T a big deal (at least with regard to safety). Saturn's dealing with a completely different issue; the ignition switch is moving by itself from run to accessory.
Cylinder wear allowing you to remove the key is as old as the hills and is not itself dangerous. You can yank the key out, but you're still in run.
If there's no longer a good effort required to move between ACC/OFF/RUN, yeah, definitely change that out ASAP. That's dangerous. But if you can just pull the key out? Worth fixing but not urgent.
I am not speaking out of my butt on this .... My son has a saturn ion and I have read the recall notice that came in regard to this ... the ability to turn a car off and on at the key is a safety issue .... and the key falling out of the ignition should be a sign that something is wrong and should be fixed ....
but If you are one of those that looks at you wheel studs and figures that you have five and that only one or two are stripped but the three or four should hold the wheel on ... after all most cars have four so it SHOULD be ok .....
yes thats a bit different but I guess I am just one of those that if its broke you fix it ... not turn a blind eye to it ....