The Ignition Key May Become Stuck in the Ignition Lock Cylinder on Lincoln Zephyr

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.

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Average mileage: 99,200 (31,000–162,000)
1 model year affected: 2006
24 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
2006 Lincoln Zephyr101,000
Key stuck in ingnition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr83,405
Key will not come out of the ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr62,000
wont shift out of park
Key stuck in ingnition
2006 Lincoln Zephyr142,257
Key stuck in ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr90,000
Keys stuck in ignition, wheel is not locked.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr31,000
Key stuck in ignition lock cylinder.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr149,000
Key stuck, had to pay a pretty good chunk of money to get it replaced - no easy fix, so they had to replace the shifter.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr104,600
Key stuck in ingnition
2006 Lincoln Zephyr48,263
Key won't come out of ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr86,000
I have had both problems one behind the other. My key would not come out of the ignition for about 5 days. Then one day it just came out. After about two weeks (CURRENT PROBLEM) IT TAKES A REALLY REALLY LONG TIME TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK. iT'S SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY AT HOME AND i AM CATCHING A RIDE TO WORK. RIGHT AFTER I SHORT TIME AFTER I BOUGHT IT I NOTICED THE EXTREMLY HARD TRANSMISSION SHIFTS.
It is in the local Ford dealership for resolution as we speak. Well, I just received a call from the dealership and learned that the entire shifter assembly has to be replaced.
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