Unfortunately there have been a few instances. Here's a link to that thread: http://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/fo...blems-solutions/13433-key-stuck-ignition.html
Thanks for clearing this up! I noticed I was having similar issues but it has only happened a few times. Didn't realize it was designed to function this way.Hi jcaye,
The Renegade’s shift lever has an enhanced safety mechanism that requires the driver to release the brake pedal prior to removing the key from the ignition. After shifting into park and then releasing the brake pedal, the vehicle requires a slight delay (about 0.5 seconds) before allowing the key to be removed from the ignition cylinder. Be sure to follow this in order to avoid the key sticking in the ignition.
No problem, I'm happy to help!Thanks for clearing this up! I noticed I was having similar issues but it has only happened a few times. Didn't realize it was designed to function this way.
This helps me a lot. I was wondering why the key would stick in the ignition.
It is explained in the Owner Handbook.
Who reads the handbook? I've been driving for 40 years and never read a handbook.
My key still sticks, even when I am not on the brake. It is an annoyance.
It's only a matter of time until the key will get stuck and be very hard to get out. It took me 10 minutes last night to get my key out of the ignition. Restarting, shifting from park to drive back to park, then turning back off did not work until it finally decided to let loose of it. I had a meeting at 7pm and the meeting ran until 9pm. I got in my TH and stuck the key in and the key would not turn at all it was locked up. Had to have it towed. Bad thing was the electronic brake was engaged and you cannot disengage without the car running, kind of hard to do when the key won't even turn. Tow truck driver had to drag my TH onto the flatbed. This is a serious design flaw and if you are having trouble with your key sticking DON'T ignore it, take it in and have them look at it. I didn't get home until 1:00am from my 7pm meeting because of it. It is at the shop right now i will post to let you know what the problem was.
This sound is normal. It is an interlock that prevents shifter movement from park unless the brake pedal is pressed.. . . i also get a clicking sound coming from the shifter and the ignition when the car is running and i press on the brake. . .