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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: 83,495 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.

  • , , 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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  • , , 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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  • ,

    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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  •  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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  • , , 50,000 mi

    sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesnt

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  • , , 47,000 mi

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

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  • , , 48,000 mi

    took ring off problem gone

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  • , , 116,000 mi

    bad shift button key won't come out

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  • , , 46,000 mi

    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.

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