Had a problem with frozen ignition lock on car. It appears that this is a common problem on 2000-2002 Ford Focus. After about 3 years the lock wearsinside and the tumblers fall into the lock space.I had the car towed into a Ford dealer because the car was just a week out of warranty. Ford refused to cover the cost saying that they had no knowledge of this fault. If you have a North American Ford Focus and the ignition lock is sticking or it is stiff putting the key into the ignition lock, and you are still under warranty you should get the car in for a new ignition lock. I was lucky it only cost me 285$ CND. I have heard that if they drill the lock wrong its a new steering column as well close to 800$ CDN.