There seems to be something wrong with the shifter. I struggled to get the key out and finally did so by pushing the shifter to the left, into Park, but the shifter doesn't read that it is in Park. If it helps to know, my car has 189,000 miles. What is causing the problem and how do I fix it?
The most common cause of this could be:
Neutral safety switch: a safety feature used to make sure the vehicle is in Park or Neutral before it can start or the key is able to be turned
Ignition lock cylinder: prevents the vehicle from being removed
A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose this shifting fault, and perform any repairs required.