If this happens, the "ignition-park" interlock system will be nonfunctional.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission — Park/Neutral Start Interlock Switch

Date Announced
AUG 06, 1998
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The adjustment of the cable connecting the console shifter mechanism to the ignition key can cause a trapped key condition which can result in a low force required to depress the shift button. A combination of applying a mis-adjusted release button with a low force attempt to shift out of park with the key in the locked position, can break the connecting pin in the shifter.
Dealers will inspect for proper operation of the system. Any vehicles that are not functional after the inspection will have the shift mechanism and cable replaced with a "self-adjusting" design.
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