Take a small rubber mallet and tap the key. This is assuming the car is in park (automatic only) or manual transmission. The key should come out without issue. This should be enough to loosen up the parts on the lock cylinder that are binding. You may want to replace the lock cylinder at this point to ensure this doesn't happen again.
The ignition lock cylinder is a common failure item on 2000-2004 Ford Focus models. Assuming that your key is not chewed up, go to your local Ford dealer and order a new lock cylinder - you'll need to give them the Vehicle Identification Number so they can key it to your car. This should cost no more than $90. Installing it should take no more than one hour of your time if you take your time and have a couple screw drivers (phillips and slot).
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The Focus is notorious for problems with the ignition switch. A locksmith would be able to get to it, but that's $$$. Best of luck to you.
par R Trent
My 05 zx4 is doing the same i would not call a lock smith.. If you disconnect the battery turn the key forward the back it will come out.. I need to know how to fix the problem.. Tem fix i keep one key in the ignition and lock it with the clicker.. If i am parked for awhile i will also disconnect the battery for theft reasons
My 2007 Focus zx3 was doing the same thing. Fixed it by pulling this little ring up on the shifter. I guess it isn't hitting the sensor the right way when it falls down.
par Mark Butler
Thank you Mark Butler. That took me 15 seconds to fix. Why is that a feature on these cars?
par Lorne Wolfe
THANK YOU !! GENIUS!!! I play with that thing while i am driving.....lol
Knew it as soon as i started reading and burst out in a eureka giggle.
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par Larry Walsh
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