Chrysler 200: Key Ignition Park Interlock - Automatic Transmission - Starting and operating - Chrysler 200 Owners ManualChrysler 200: Key Ignition Park Interlock

This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/ OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position and once removed the shift lever is locked in PARK.

NOTE:
If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service.

    Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock Systems
    These systems prevent the key fob from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK. They also prevent shifting out of PARK unless the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position and the brake ...

    Brake/Transmission Interlock System
    This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the PARK position unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out of the PARK p ...

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