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Lincoln MKZ Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

Lincoln MKZ Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 66,466 mi (30,000 mi - 137,000 mi)

The ignition key may become stuck in the ignition lock, possibly associated with a binding shifter bezel. Our technicians tell us that if the shifter knob is sticking or the shifter bezel is binding the affected part should be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Key stuck in ignition, the trans shifter works fine, car starts fine, just can't remove key!

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    key stuck in ignition, no advance warning just parked and wouldn't come out. The cost to fix $735, how crazy is that? Shouldn't happen on a vehicle with this low milage

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  •  Rookie

    key stuck in ignition, only comes out when disconnect battery cables,taking to dealer next week

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Key won't come out of ignition

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Shifter sticking in park, key stuck in ignition.

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  •  Rookie

    key wont come out, steering wheel and shifter not locked.. sounds like the shift button is stuck.. like report number 1

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  • Visitor, , 43,436 mi

    Could not remove key from ignition. After calling dealer to see what could be the problem (with no call back). I pried the chrome oval around the shifter and removed the small broken pieces that were left inside (tabs). Never had problem again!

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    key stuck in ignition -tries moving steering wheel - in and out of gears,will not come out!

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    Key stuck in the ignition, unable to remove key. Have to take it to the dealership.

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