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Ford Fusion Key Will Not Come Out of Ignition

Ford Fusion Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 84,291 mi (33,000 mi - 172,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 33,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 122,269 mi

    Key stuck due to transmission not locking. Removed silver ring from around the shifter button.

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  •  Rookie

    This should be covered under s recall!

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  • Visitor,

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesnt

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    This is the problem I am having, thanks for the good info...

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  •  Rookie

    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?

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  • Visitor, , 116,000 mi

    bad shift button key won't come out

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  • Visitor, , 148,000 mi

    I'm still trying to get the key out. I will look at the shift stick to see if something is broken.

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  • Visitor, , 79,933 mi

    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.

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