Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the key will not come out of ignition, this may be related to problems with the shifter knob sticking and / or binding of the shifter bezel. Replace the shifter knob and / or shifter bezel as needed.
Average mileage: 85,593 (33,000–172,000)
64 people reported this problem
The Key is stuck and will not turn enough to pull out
I have a 2011 Ford fusion. Key stuck in the ignition. Unlike the 2006 model, there isn't a ring on the shifter to release my key. I have to disconnect the battery to release my key. Can anyone help me with this problem before I spend a ridiculous amount of money to the dealer?
This should be covered under s recall!
Key stuck due to transmission not locking. Removed silver ring from around the shifter button.
Silver ring around shifter thumb button, will not let shifter disengage all the way. I pulled the silver ring out and it has one tab broken off. Now I just make sure the button comes out when I put it in park and I can hear the ignition unlock. Haven't gotten it fixed really just dealing with it.
Key stuck in the ignition. Same problems with the silver ring. Very expensive fix for a common problem among 2006 Fusion owners! Ford, are you listening?
same thing happened. i looked it up and found a lot of other people had the same problem. its a little plastic ring around the button thats broken. pull it off and pick the broken piece out of the handle. mine worked just fine after that.
This is the problem I am having, thanks for the good info...
I parked my car in my driveway. Went to pull the key out and it was stuck. I had to leave my key in my car, unlocked all night. I went inside and got on the internet. I found someone who said that it was the silver ring around your automatic shifter button. They said pull the ring out slightly and you can get your key out. guess what it worked.They replaced entire automatic shifter.
sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesnt
When I put car in park and shut off car key doesn't come out of ignition, then I have to push harder for car to go in park sometimes it takes up to 3 or 4 times then it will come out... But I'm scared one day it's not going to.
took ring off problem gone
I'm still trying to get the key out. I will look at the shift stick to see if something is broken.
Had same problem, key would not come out of ignition. Took it to Ford Service center, they wanted $118 just to look at it. Three men looked at it and no one knew about this problem. My brother, a mechanic, checked on internet, looked at it and found out about the shifter problem. He rigged it so I could drive it and get key out, until part came in. Its fine now. Ford should have a recall on this and they should fix it for us. Very frustrating and scary not being able to get your key out of the ignition.
Car ran fine, key wouldn't come out multiple times. I began panicking, tried to turn car "on" lights ran but nothing, put it in drive than park again, key came out.
bad shift button key won't come out
Key will not come out if ignition, steering wheel won't lock, and can move shifter from park to other gear without applying break first. Currently unresolved problem
keys wont come out of ignition.