Mechanics

FORD FUSION KNOB PROBLEM

2007 Ford Fusion • 80,000 miles

Key stuck in ignition while in park
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December 16, 2012.




TSB 07-14-7

07/23/07

KEY STUCK IN IGNITION / SHIFTER BINDING CONDITION

FORD: 2006-2007 Fusion
LINCOLN: 2006 Zephyr
MERCURY: 2006-2007 Milan
This article supersedes TSB 07-2-1 to update the Part List.

ISSUE
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.
ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
SERVICE PROCEDURE

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.

Key Trapped: 1. Actuate knob button 5-10 times, observe for binding or sticky condition.
2. Replace knob assembly if the knob sticks following Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-05.
NOTE 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: 1. If shifter slider is bunched up or binding, replace bezel assembly following WSM, Section 307-05.

NOTE 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.
NOTE 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.
NOTE IF OVERRIDE CAP IS DAMAGED DURING REPAIR, IT IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.

Parts Block

WARRANTY STATUS: 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.
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME

071407A 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan 0.3 Hr.
And 2006 Zephyr: Replace
Knob Assembly, Includes
Time To Diagnose And
Verify Repair (Do Not Use
With 04536A, 04536B,
7213A)

071407B 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan 0.4 Hr.
And 2006 Zephyr: Replace
Bezel Assembly Includes
Time To Diagnose And
Verify Repair (Do Not Use
With 04536A, 04536B,
7213A)
DEALER CODING
CONDITION
BASIC PART NO. CODE
7213 69

TSB from ford.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Dec 16, 2012.


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