Key Will Not Come Out of Ignition on Ford Fusion

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.

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Average mileage: 88,809 (33,000–172,000)
3 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008
44 people reported this problem
28 people shared problem details
This should be covered under s recall!
2006 Ford Fusion33,000
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.
2006 Ford Fusion122,269
Key stuck due to transmission not locking. Removed silver ring from around the shifter button.
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.
2006 Ford Fusion47,000
This is the problem I am having, thanks for the good info...
2006 Ford Fusion50,000
sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesnt
2006 Ford Fusion46,000
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.
2007 Ford Fusion79,933
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.
2006 Ford Fusion48,000
took ring off problem gone
2006 Ford Fusion116,000
bad shift button key won't come out
2006 Ford Fusion165,000
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.
2007 Ford Fusion129,000
The Key is stuck and will not turn enough to pull out
2007 Ford Fusion161,273
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.
2007 Ford Fusion148,000
I'm still trying to get the key out. I will look at the shift stick to see if something is broken.
2006 Ford Fusion79,000
Just been moving shifter in all directions to get my key out. I will try today when it happens to remove the ignition fuse . It seems to be doing this ALL the time when Im using my car. What the hell ford we dont need this shit to happen to us!
2006 Ford Fusion90,000
Remove broken chrome trim tab frome shifter knob and reinstall trim works great thks
Had no problem , then last week bam the key would not come out of ignition .talk to a couple of mechanics and they said about the same as you are saying about the little silver ring . How many does Ford have to break before it recalls since we have all had the same problem ? Oh , for the record I have not got this thing fixed . The Ford company wants an arm and leg and first born to fix the problem.
2007 Ford Fusion110,082
Key is stuck in the ignition. Had to buy a replacement key to open and lock car. Dealership wants to charege $484 to repair the problem; plus the money spent to diagnose the problem, roughly $89.
2007 Ford Fusion66,480
Same thing here. Worked fine then bam! Also driver side front and rear lower control arms need replaced. Squeaking like a banshi. $700 per side to fix! Great!
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