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Hi, you have a malfunctioning brake/park interlock.
When you go to shift out of park, as you know, you have to hit the brake or the shifter won't jump out of Park into Reverse. The interlock device that in this system is probably failing.
you should be able to pull key out in neutral. It sounds like a brake pedal issue not making contact with switch for shifter. Happens a lot actually. Until you can get serviced do it like a manual for now and as I stated you should be able to pull keys out. Its a button behind brake pedal. Try pusing it but leave car in park. Its usually a green and black switch. Leave car e brake on though. Safety reasons. Hope this helps
There may be a brake pedal switch sensor that determines when you have the brake applied. Normally if the pedal is down the pedal switch activates and removes a "lock" that would keep the shifter from moving.
Ordinarily when this happens you have to physically move the lock or replace or adjust the brake pedal switch to get the shifter to move freely.
If the car is not in "PARK" properly (the transmission can be in another gear even if the shifter "seems" to be in park - this would require an adjustment in the shift linkage) then the key won't turn to start.
Likewise until it is "properly" in park or neutral you may have difficulty locking the steering column and removing the key.
Ya it's possible, there is a shift interlock solenoid on the shifter that will only release the shifter when it has power from the brake light switch. There is also a solenoid on the ignition switch that won't allow the key to be turned to lock unless the shifter is in park. That is whats clicking.
set your parking brake, insert your key into the shift interlock, located next to your shifter, push all the way in, move your gear shifter to neutral, remove key, start car, release parking brake, drive away, have it serviced ASAP
the switch under the shifter is sticking.something might have got spilled.if you can get cover off and take some parts cleaner spray and spray around the switch this should loosen the switch up this happens more frequently than you might think good luck!
Check all fuses and make sur eyou don't have a blown fuse, first if they are all good then there is a switch on the top of the brake paedal that releases the lock on the shift (Its a safety so that if a kid is in the car with out pressing on brake they could engage the shift to drive) THat switch may be bad. Godd Luck