Key stuck in ignition with 2016 Outback in park
Before I had even had my 2016 Outback for three years, and while it was still
under warranty, I was unable to get the key out of the ignition after putting the
car in park. Was told that I probably caused the problem with the way I put
the car in park. Had to pay over $500 for a new gear shift. Does this sound
right to you? I never had a major repair like this in so young a vehicle.
A new gear shift: no. A new shift solenoid or ignition switch: yes. If the mechanic replaced the gear shift and did nothing else, the problem will come back Find out EXACTLY what he did and why.
New gear shift, yes. See TSB 16-112-18R (just search it). Shame Subaru does not stand behind parts failing early; crappy parts, or a way to get more $ from their customers.