Hi there. Got a question or two, and I'm not real sure where to post. Here goes.
I have an 06 Wrangler XL, 55K miles, auto trans. No issues, except......
From time to time, I'm not able to move the shift into Park when I stop the car. When this happens, the ignition key is very difficult to turn, a majority of the dash board goes dark (blower, radio, brake lights, indicators, etc). I had the shift cable replaced about a year ago, but the current problem started about two months ago. The dealer told me the "ignition system" needed to be replaced, and the shift problem was entirely unrelated. This diagnosis offered without looking at the Jeep. When I volunteered that the shift problem, the key difficulty and the dark dash board all happen at the same time, and all self-resolve at the same time, he told me I was wrong.
Anyway, has this happened to anyone else? I'm not able to identify what may be triggering this condition (it happened again this morning, after an uneventful drive to work), and I'm not able to force a repeat situation. It happens 3-4 times a month, and resolves itself, but I don't understand why or how.