key stuck in ignition on 2006 Ford Escape

about three weeks ago my key started to get stuck in the ignition. i was able to get it out after a few trys but now its been sytuck for three days. everything else seems to be fine.

by in Arlington, TX on February 08, 2011
5 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on February 08, 2011
A couple of things to check: see if the shifter is detented completely into park; sometimes a binding shift lever (cola sticks the mechanism exteremly well). The next most common issue is a bent key, even just slightly will bind the tumblers in an ignition cylinder.
COMMENT by on May 03, 2011
I have the same problem. the key won't come out and the ignition will not turn back all the way when it happens only lets you turn it forward.
COMMENT by on October 03, 2012
I've had the same problem for 2 years. My friend has a Fusion and it happens to her too. She told me after the car is off to shift to drive, then back to park. 90% of the time the key will come out. The other 10% I leave the key in the car. I have a detachable key chain and I put the automatic door opener on the other 1/2 then lock the door from the outside.
ANSWER by on October 15, 2012
Have a few other people try to get it out. For some reason, my wife can get it out and I can't. This has been a recurring issue for us - always when you least expect it.
ANSWER by on February 12, 2013
I have the same problem until I can get it to the shop, I remove the ignition fuse and the key comes out fine. Then put the fuse back in. its a pain but until I get it looked at this is my band aid
ANSWER by on July 05, 2014
depress and quickly release (snap) button on shifter knob. This worked on 1996 Ford Fusion with 99K miles.
ANSWER by on September 21, 2014
Same problem on my 2009 Ford Escape. Noticed with the engine off I could move the shifter out of park, which should not happen. After working the shifter until it locked into park I was able to remove the key. Hope the problem does not get worse!
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