My key is stuck in the ignition, it will not come out no matter what we do! I took to the dealership this morning hoping it was something minor that could be fixed without spending too much money, as I have never had something like this happen before. They said it was something in the shifting column or something like that. Also that it was going to run me about $350.00. Does this sound right? Also you can shift the gears from park to drive or anything else without pressing the brake or pushing the button in. Please help!
I had the exact same problem several years ago and the dealer kept the vehicle for 2 weeks waiting for parts. Luckily mine happened early enough that it was covered, but I was told there might be a recall on this problem.
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Jun 18, 2014 - Uploaded by Jessica East
#Ford #Fusion #Key #ignition #Stuck #FordFusion2006. ... i have a 2006 mercury milan and my key got stuck in there last night,... it to park with a little bit of force. will see what happens next time. good video, nice to know.
The ignition went bad in my 2006 Saturn Ion a couple of years ago. Luckily I have the manual transmission so I choked the engine to stop it. I called my local Saturn dealership and was advised the the ignitions are going bad on them, but not enough have been reported for them to actually recall the part. I ended up having to have the entire ignition replaced and rekeyed to match my original key. I do suggest taking it to a GM dealership to do it, the mechanic I took mine to spent 3 days alone trying to program the new ignition into the car, and killed my battery numerous times in the process. Hope this helps. :)
There is a security flap that is supposed to recognize only your car key. Sometimes this flap can get stuck down. The quick fix is to have the dealership get some WD-40 sprayed on it so it wont stick. The more permanant fix (and better fix) is to have the dealership replace your ignition. The ignition is covered under most warrantys.
try playing with shifter. move from park to low rapidly and push to park with some force. try this a few times. the shifter sends a signal to a lock actuator to allow your ignition to release key. if that doesnt work remove your steering wheel lower cover. usually acces 2-3 screws from underneath cover. u will see what looks like a gold pushbutton located near lock cylinder u may be able to get key released by manually actuating that solenoid
The same thing happened to my 2003 Honda Accord...took it to the dealership, and they had to replace my shift lever entirely. Something about the cable between the ignition and shift lever not being read correctly...(basically, my car is not reading that it's actually in park and therefore won't release the key)....
i shared the same problem - the key stuck in the ignition.
solution: there is a black 3/4" ring below the grey shifter handle that looks like three rings in one. if this piece is down the shifter post and not up agains shifter handle, the key will not release. Push ring up towards the handle until you hear a click (you might have to twist it a bit to get it up the post). once it's in place, the key will release. good luck.