Patent Number: 9,970,537

Title: Lock assembly for shifter

Abstract: A shifter assembly for a motor vehicle includes a housing, a detent gate connected to the housing, a shifter lever moveable between at least a park position and a neutral position, a locking button movably supported by the shifter lever that contacts the detent gate when in a first position and that spaces apart from the detent gate when depressed to a second position, and a pawl moveable between an unlock position and a lock position. The pawl prevents the shifter lever from moving out of the park or neutral positions and prevents the locking button from being depressed when in the lock position.

Inventors: Beattie; Dale Alan (Norten Shores, MI), Morales; Alberto Polonio (West Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: DURA Operating, LLC

International Classification: B60K 20/00 (20060101); F16H 61/22 (20060101); G05G 5/00 (20060101); F16H 59/02 (20060101); F16H 59/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00