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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: 75,282 mi (33,000 mi - 144,000 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, , 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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  • Visitor, , 122,269 mi

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

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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, , 116,000 mi

    bad shift button key won't come out

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  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    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!

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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, , 90,000 mi

    Remove broken chrome trim tab frome shifter knob and reinstall trim works great thks

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  • Visitor,

    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.

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