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So I'm in highway construction delay traffic. Creep ahead a bit, stop for extended period, stir and repeat... I begin to slip into neutral to avoid creep and click into drive when needed. I have never noticed before that if I roll to a full stop while in neutral I can flick back to drive if I do it within say ten seconds. But if I roll to the stop and leave brakes NOT applied for more than the short period, the shifter locks in neutral and will not move without first applying brakes. So someone engineered that for some reason. Keep rolling in neutral brakes off and you can always shift to drive without brakes. What is the reason for the lockout once stopped?? Unintended acceleration?? The lockout might surprise a driver who experiences it when needing a fast return to drive to avoid some danger from behind perhaps. Comments?? I can imagine someone stopping in neutral then exiting then it starts to roll and he tries to reach in and shift into Park quickly. Locked out!!
 

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Yup - your US DOT and NHTSA encumbered us with this and now you in Canada get it too ... just like opening the door will apply the ebrake.
 
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