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Hello, my name is Bobby. Thank you for the question. This is very common on this vehicle. This is almost always caused by a failing ignition switch. I have changed many of these on this vehicle. It can also be an issue with the shifter cable being worn out or the fuse box, but those are not nearly as common. Please let me know if you need more help.
Yes, the ignition switch definitely can. This is by far the most common failure I have seen on this car. If you have a recall go and get it taken care of for free.
The dealer would cover this if they determined that to be the issue. Did you happen to try jump starting the vehicle to see if you had a voltage issue keeping it from functioning?
If the ignition switch is not functioning then the modules will not power up properly. What happens if you move the shifter into neutral?
The ignition switch itself carries a series of electrical contacts in it. If it shorts internally it does not send the "on" signals to all of the modules. This is what is occurring. You can remove the key if you have the release hole under the steering column that you can stick a small screwdriver in to release it.
No problem. Let me know what else I can do to help. Have a great rest of your night.