There's a TSB published by ford for this condition. It's caused by a binding shifter button.
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Publication Date: July 6, 2007
- KEY STUCK IN IGNITION / SHIFTER BINDING CONDITION
This article supersedes TSB 07-2-1
to update the Part List.
Some 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan and 2006 Zephyr vehicles built before 9/4/2006 may exhibit a customer concern of the ignition key getting trapped or a shifter slider binding condition. Most of the key trapped conditions are caused due to a binding shifter button which does not allow the pawl to contact the park detect switch.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
If the key will not release from the ignition cylinder lock follow the Key Trapped procedure. On vehicles with a hard-to-shift shift lever into park or slider bunching/binding then follow the Shifter Slider Binding procedure.
- Actuate knob button 5-10 times, observe for binding or sticky condition.
- Replace knob assembly if the knob sticks following Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-05.
WHEN REPLACING THE SHIFT KNOB DO NOT REUSE THE SCREWS. REMOVE AND DISCARD THE SCREWS. INSTALL TWO NEW SCREWS AND TIGHTEN TO 18 LB-IN (2 N-m). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE SCREWS OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
Shifter Slider Binding:
- If shifter slider is bunched up or binding, replace bezel assembly following WSM, Section 307-05.
WHEN REPLACING THE BEZEL, CARE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK OVERRIDE TAB IS PROPERLY ALIGNED INTO ITS GUIDE. REFER TO FIGURE 1.
Figure 1 - Article 07-14-7
WHEN REINSTALLING THE SHIFT KNOB DO NOT REUSE THE SCREWS. REMOVE AND DISCARD THE SCREWS. INSTALL TWO NEW SCREWS AND TIGHTEN TO 18 LB-IN (2 N-m). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE SCREWS OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
IF OVERRIDE CAP IS DAMAGED DURING REPAIR, IT IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.
Bezel Asy-Black w/FNR5 Trans (Fusion-Milan)
Bezel Asy-Black w/Aisin F21 Trans (Fusion-Milan)
Bezel Asy-Satin Nickel (Zephyr)
Knob Asy-Black (Fusion-Milan)
Knob Asy-Charcoal (Zephyr)
Knob Asy-Charcoal-OD (Zephyr)
Override Cap-Black (Fusion-Milan)
Override Cap-Satin Nickel (Zephyr)
Screw (2 Req)
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2006-2007 Fusion, Milan And 2006 Zephyr: Replace Knob Assembly, Includes Time To Diagnose And Verify Repair (Do Not Use With 04536A, 04536B, 7213A)
2006-2007 Fusion, Milan and 2006 Zephyr: Replace Bezel Assembly Includes Time To Diagnose And Verify Repair (Do Not Use With 04536A, 04536B, 7213A)
BASIC PART NO.
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