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: 100,973 (31,000–162,000)
1 model year affected: 2006
25 people reported this problem
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr 101,000 mi,
Key stuck in ingnition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 83,405 mi,
Key will not come out of the ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 62,000 mi,
wont shift out of park
Key stuck in ingnition
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 90,000 mi,
Keys stuck in ignition, wheel is not locked.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 142,257 mi,
Key stuck in ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 140,000 mi,
Was not fixed
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 31,000 mi,
Key stuck in ignition lock cylinder.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 149,000 mi,
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 Zephyr 104,600 mi,
Key stuck in ingnition
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 48,263 mi,
Key won't come out of ignition.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 86,000 mi,
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.