GMC Terrain: Key Lock Release - Ignition Positions - Starting and Operating - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Key Lock Release

Vehicles with an automatic transmission are equipped with an electronic key lock

Vehicles with an automatic transmission are equipped with an electronic key lock release system.

The key lock release is designed to prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park).

The key lock release is always functional except in the case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than 9&-volt) battery. If the vehicle has an uncharged battery or a battery with low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Starting on page 10‑76.

If charging or jump starting the battery does not work, locate the hole below the ignition lock. Insert a flat bladed tool or another key from the key chain into the opening. When the lever can be felt, actuate the lever toward the driver, and remove the key from the ignition.

    Ignition Positions
    The ignition switch has four different positions. Notice: Using a tool to force the key to turn in the ignition could cause damage to the switch or break the key. Use the correct key, make sure i ...

    Starting the Engine
    Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the vehicle when it is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Notice: Do not try to shi ...

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