2001 Toyota Avalon Ignition Key failure

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Old 29 May 2012, 07:46 am   #1 (permalink)
Richard Ellis
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Default 2001 Toyota Avalon Ignition Key failure

I had just let off 4 slightly over weight friends, not a normal
occurance, but shouldn't have been a strain on this car. Parked the
car, and on return to start, the key would not engage the ignition. I
pulled out the owners manual and it says continuously turn steering
wheel and gently turn the key at the same time. First, it's
incredulous that Toyota would produce this car with this kind of
defect and then ADMIT TO IT IN WRITING.Well the solution didn't work;
two times and then a third later in the day. Finally, on the fourth
attempt a little later, I REALLY turned the steering wheel left and
right and gently turned the key and it started. This routine is
continuing and this is the next day day. What is going on ?--is it
steering column, reacting to the weighted friends causing some kind of
misalignment or is the misaligment in the ignition/key cylinder?? I
think I'll start reading owner manuals before I buy my next car.
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Old 29 May 2012, 08:47 am   #2 (permalink)
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In article
<31fda695-2440-4345-9012-4b138d73c26a@eh4g2000vbb.googlegroups.com>,
Richard Ellis <1richardellis@gmail.com> wrote:

> I had just let off 4 slightly over weight friends, not a normal
> occurance, but shouldn't have been a strain on this car. Parked the
> car, and on return to start, the key would not engage the ignition. I
> pulled out the owners manual and it says continuously turn steering
> wheel and gently turn the key at the same time. First, it's
> incredulous that Toyota would produce this car with this kind of
> defect and then ADMIT TO IT IN WRITING.Well the solution didn't work;
> two times and then a third later in the day. Finally, on the fourth
> attempt a little later, I REALLY turned the steering wheel left and
> right and gently turned the key and it started. This routine is
> continuing and this is the next day day. What is going on ?--is it
> steering column, reacting to the weighted friends causing some kind of
> misalignment or is the misaligment in the ignition/key cylinder?? I
> think I'll start reading owner manuals before I buy my next car.


This is how steering wheel locks have behaved since the days of
dinosaurs.

If this is news to you, enough to complain like this about, then you
need to get out more.
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Old 29 May 2012, 11:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Tue, 29 May 2012 09:47:17 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article
><31fda695-2440-4345-9012-4b138d73c26a@eh4g2000vbb.googlegroups.com>,
> Richard Ellis <1richardellis@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I had just let off 4 slightly over weight friends, not a normal
>> occurance, but shouldn't have been a strain on this car. Parked the
>> car, and on return to start, the key would not engage the ignition. I
>> pulled out the owners manual and it says continuously turn steering
>> wheel and gently turn the key at the same time. First, it's
>> incredulous that Toyota would produce this car with this kind of
>> defect and then ADMIT TO IT IN WRITING.Well the solution didn't work;
>> two times and then a third later in the day. Finally, on the fourth
>> attempt a little later, I REALLY turned the steering wheel left and
>> right and gently turned the key and it started. This routine is
>> continuing and this is the next day day. What is going on ?--is it
>> steering column, reacting to the weighted friends causing some kind of
>> misalignment or is the misaligment in the ignition/key cylinder?? I
>> think I'll start reading owner manuals before I buy my next car.

>
>This is how steering wheel locks have behaved since the days of
>dinosaurs.
>
>If this is news to you, enough to complain like this about, then you
>need to get out more.


Might try another key. Wear on key configuration can cause this. If
this does it, try a cut - not ground- key to replace it.
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Old 29 May 2012, 01:27 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On 5/29/2012 8:46 AM, Richard Ellis wrote:


Go **** yourself you ****ing piece of faggot shit. GO **** YOURSELF NOW!

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Old 29 May 2012, 01:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"That Randy Guy" <hey@yall.com> wrote in message
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> On 5/29/2012 8:46 AM, Richard Ellis wrote:
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>
> Go **** yourself you ****ing piece of faggot shit. GO **** YOURSELF NOW!
>
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That is about enough of this kind of response. I dont think it will do any
good, but
I will be filing a complaint against you.

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Old 29 May 2012, 07:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On 05/29/2012 01:40 PM, hls wrote:
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> "That Randy Guy" <hey@yall.com> wrote in message
>> Go **** yourself you ****ing piece of faggot shit. GO **** YOURSELF NOW!

>
> That is about enough of this kind of response. I dont think it will do
> any good, but
> I will be filing a complaint against you.


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