Shifting Into Park (P)
It can be dangerous to get out of your
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in
PARK (P) with the parking brake ?rmly
set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle can move
suddenly. You or others could be injured.
To be sure your vehicle will not move,
even when you are on fairly level ground,
use the steps that follow. If you are
pulling a trailer, see Towing a Trailer
on page 300.
1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot
and set the parking brake.
If you have four-wheel drive, your vehicle
will be free to roll ? even if your shift
lever is in PARK (P) ? if your transfer
case is in NEUTRAL. So, be sure the
transfer case is in a drive gear, two-wheel
high (2H) or four-wheel high (4H) or
four-wheel low (4L) ? not in NEUTRAL.
2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) by pulling
the lever toward you and moving it up as far
as it will go.
3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK.
4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you
can leave your vehicle with the key, your
vehicle is in PARK (P).