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: 96,826 (31,000–162,000)
1 model year affected: 2006
21 people reported this problem
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr101,000
Key stuck in ingnition.
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr62,000
wont shift out of park
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr83,405
Key will not come out of the ignition.
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Key stuck in ingnition
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr142,257
Key stuck in ignition.
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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