The gearshift lever release button in my Jeep Cherokee won't disengage. The gearshift moves through the gears but the button remains stuck in and the key won't come out of ignition?
I had this same problem occur about three years ago in my 1998
Jeep Cherokee when I went to lunch from work. Since I was away from
home, I didn't have tools to try to examine or fix the problem
myself. Since I couldn't shut off the engine or remove the key, I
drove straight to a Jeep dealer. As I recall, it was the gearshift
interlock cable that had worn out. Also, the ignition key mechanism
was dry and they apparently used WD-40 to free up the frozen
workings. I know they used this in the key opening because I could
smell the WD-40 there when I picked up the vehicle that evening
after they fixed it. I wish I could be more helpful. Good luck.