Lincoln Zephyr Problems

The Ignition Key May Become Stuck in the Ignition Lock Cylinder on Lincoln Zephyr

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Lincoln Zephyr Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 104,861 (31,000–180,000)
1 model year affected: 2006
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i purchased the vehicle with key in the ignition. i would like to know how to fix this problem.
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.
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.