Hi it sounds if the key is no longer being recognised by the cars computer. You will have to have the key/keys reprogrammed by a Ford service depot.You require Two working keys to able to program a third. hope this helps
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This happened with my 2000 Ford Focus. To Unlock the ignition, put the car key in, and hit it gently with a hammer. The ignition tumbler will lock again when you take out the key, so have a hammer handy if you go somewhere :P.It happened to me on November 7th, the tow truck driver came, did this, and started the with no problems.
Try wiggling the key and tapping near the ignition and see.If the Key starts turning in the ignition.Also spray wd-40 in the ignition switch hole and let the wd-40 spray liquid remain in there for 30 minutes then see if you can turn the key in ignition.Try this wd-40 spray couple of times,if still the same problem then,the ignition has to be replaced.Also the keys are to be reprogrammed by the dealer.Without getting your car key reprogrammed they will not work with new ignition lock cylinder.This problem is very common in ford focus,many other users too have noticed this and are very disappointed with the ford service due to this problem.Click this link directly to see the same problem with other ford focus users;---http://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Focus/2003/accessories-interior/key_wont_turn_in_the_ignition.shtml
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This problem is related to stuck up or cracked ignition cylinder.There are many other ford focus users facing the same problem.In some cases wiggling the key in the ignition helped but in most of the cases the ignition cylinder has to be replaced.And the new key has to be re-programmed.The cost of all this stuff is near to $300.Some users claimed this problem to the local ford dealers and they go this problem solved by the dealer but in some cases the car owners paid $300 for getting this problem solved.But first you can try bit of wiggling the key in the ignition and check.Also apply some wd-40 spray in the key ignition hole and let it remain there for few minutes then recheck by wiggling the key and check.
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this is just a suggestion but the steering wheel lock may be malfunctioning try while whith your left hand jerking your steering wheel counter clock wise while jostling your ignition with your keys securely in the ignition towards the start direction. this may not be it but it does happen
Hi, sounds to me like you may need to adjust the ignition switch ,losen the two screws that hold it on and move it up or down til the car turns off at the same time it shounld make the steering wheel lock,hope this help's.steve