there is a sensor in the shifter handle if you have a auto.
you can do a little test. put your foot on the brake, turn the key to on and move the shifter handle to each position. if the car will crank in any position besides park, the shifter cable is out of adjustmentOdd thing is that the car started normally, which is what threw me. I didn’t think it would start if it wasn’t in park all the way. Guess there’s multiple sensors/switches for the separate functions.