Sounds like you have two non-related problems...I had the ignition replaced last fall under the recall' This spring my battery will not hold a charge and the ignition seems to be binding when I turn the key. Anyone else have this problem?
Yes, some of the new keys they need to file it down a bit before it works, the original cut when they do it from system memory might be a bit off.I think I found the problem - when they replaced the switch they only gave me one key back which worked OK - I had to wait two months for the second key which is the one that is binding - I guess I did not use it till this spring. Apparently they either underground or overground it - I called the dealer and they said they would correct it.
I don't think it has anything to do with the battery.
Miles mean almost nothing. Age means everything. With 9 years on the original battery, you are waaaay on borrowed time.The battery is original 2006 with 13K miles.
As I stated previously and you have since discovered, the key problem and battery problem are totally non-related.Ignition has been binding since they replaced the switch last year.