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2016 Chrysler 200, 196,000 miles. About a year ago, after my car had been parked for 12 hours in 25 degree weather (if that matters) within minutes of pulling off from home the “Shift to P then desired gear” message popped up, it stalled as if it were in neutral. I was able to start it, drive home & parked. I figured it was bc I didn’t let the engine warm up (don’t judge me) my car sat for a week until I had the money to take it to the shop. Soon after moving the car to take it, I noticed There was a leak. After an Oil check, it was completely empty. I put 1 quart & drove 35 miles to the nearest Firestone. Something about them putting the wrong filter plug, 9 hours of waiting later & it was done. Didn’t happen again until today. No error message other than “Shift to P then desired gear” 3 times in 20 minutes. I just got gas at a rinky dink gas station so I wonder if that could be the problem. I heard about the recalls, never been to the dealership. I’m a doordash/waitr/ubereats/ Lyft driver.. 16 hours a day. I need this remedied asap
 

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Welcome to the forum. At 8 years old and almost 200K, you should visit a dealership service dept if only to run the VIN and check for recalls, updates, etc.
Does Chrysler even know you own this car or how to reach you if they had to?

If it asks you to 'Shift to P and then to desired gear' when it is obviously already parked and in 'P', the car must not know that it is already in 'P'.
You might have a 'loss of communications' fault code between the ESM (electronic shift module) and TCM (transaxle control module) that are part of the shift-by-wire system.

Does the PRNDL blink when this happens?
DTC=Diagnostic Trouble Code (same as a fault code).
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You car has missed some module software updates. The software updates are improvements to address issues like this. Nothing has to come apart and no parts have to be replaced:
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2016 Chrysler 200 around 63000 miles. About a week ago I turned my car on to drive a couple miles down the road to my local food market. I let my car heat up as usual and about 200 feet down the road I am unable to accelerate and relieve a message that reads “shift gear to park”. I find a place to pull over, and put the vehicle in park. After parking I attempt to put the vehicle back in “Drive” however the gear was stuck and would not allow me to change it. I then proceeded to turn off the car and waited a moment before turning it back on. When attempting to turn it on, the car made loud noises and sounded like it was struggling to start up. I had to attempt turning it on twice before it started up. After finally starting up, the car allowed me to drive another roughly 200 feet again… just enough to make it to my drive way, before giving the same error message and struggling to start again.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I would not drive it until the noise can be identified as something that doesn't damage anything.
Was it a popping or screeching noise?
It may have an engine fault code stored if the yellow 'ck eng' light came on. Do you know someone with an OBDII code reader that you could plug in?

The 'Shift into Park' message is usually from an engine stall. It will only restart in Park or Neutral.
The shifter knob may not allow you to put it in gear if the brake pedal isn't pressed or the door is opened.
This is a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder?
 

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Welcome to the forum. I would not drive it until the noise can be identified as something that doesn't damage anything. Was it a popping or screeching noise? It may have an engine fault code stored if the yellow 'ck eng' light came on. Do you know someone with an OBDII code reader that you could plug in? The 'Shift into Park' message is usually from an engine stall. It will only restart in Park or Neutral. The shifter knob may not allow you to put it in gear if the brake pedal isn't pressed or the door is opened. This is a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder?
it’s a 6 cylinder & I was pressing the brake while attempting to change the gear & there were no doors open. Also, it was more of a screeching sound, definitely not popping.
 

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Screeching like a slipping rubber belt noise? Pop the hood and don't stand in the line-of-sight in case it throws the belt. It is over on the passenger (right) side.
Have a helper start the car and see what is making the noise. Maybe a pulley is frozen and the belt is trying to turn it?
You might smell a burning odor if it is slipping.
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