Don't know if this is normal, or some sort of safety feature (although it would seem counter-intuitive for safety)...
I was listening for a noise the Jeep is currently making (insert Jeep joke here) when I pulled into my driveway, which is on an upward incline. I got about halfway up and took my foot off the accelerator and allowed the vehicle to naturally lose forward momentum, until it stopped going forward and began to drift backwards.
After drifting backwards into the street (maybe 15-20 feet?), I went to hit the gas and nothing.... There were no warning lights on the dashboard lit up, everything else appeared normal, but the car was "dead". I placed the car into park and started the engine, which all sounded normal. When I placed the car back into drive, it took a few seconds to engage (ABNORMAL) but eventually did engage and was able to function normally.
I tried to duplicate this event and was able to duplicate it exactly the same, so it wasn't a "One-Time" thing. Let's hear it from you guys....what's up with that?