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Many new cars have stuff interconnected. I've seen some that want you to press on the brake to get it out of park, put it in park to get the key out of the switch, etc. The cruise control is disconnected by the brake, and the car will beep at you if you leave anything on and try to take the key out.
Check with your owner's manual about your car's preferences. If the car is not properly in park or neutral, it won't start.

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