Jeep Liberty: Shift Lever Override - What To Do In Emergencies - Jeep Liberty Owner's ManualJeep Liberty: Shift Lever Override

If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:

1. Firmly apply the parking brake.

2. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully remove the shift lever override access cover, located on the PRNDL bezel.

3. Turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position without starting the engine (engine Off).

4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.

5. Using a screwdriver, reach into the opening and press and hold the shift override lever down.

Shift Lever Override Access
Shift Lever Override Access

6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.

7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.

8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.

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