To help others understand the problem and if it might affect them, please supply what is your Bolt's manufacturing date and if there are any software updates that have not been completed.Just got the conditions not correct to shift message on my console. What I noticed is that when I powered up, the power steering was not functioning, that seemed to be the initial sign that something was wrong, plus the error message. I booted the car several times and it went away, seems fine now. My wife tells me it happened to her two weeks ago...so it's a software glitch that seems pretty common to the Bolt.
This happened to me twice as well in early ownership and the "fix" was exactly as you described. I physically left the car, walked away from the car with the key, and when I came back it was fine. I think sometimes it just takes a reset to fix this problem. Fortunately it hasn't happened for over a year. This is what happens when you drive a computer!Did it to me this morning. Ran several, short errands with no indication of problems. Leaving the grocery, I turned the Bolt on, tried to shift into D and got the "Conditions not correct for shift" message. Tried shifting between other shift position and back. No luck. Turned the car off and back on several times. No luck. The last thing I did before trying to start the car was put bags of groceries on the floor behind the driver's seat. I I thought maybe some sensor was stuck so I got out, opened the rear door, closed it, got back in and tried again. Worked just fine like nothing had ever been wrong. The Bolt usually does a very good job of telling me exactly why it won't allow me to do something so it's a real disappointment to get left hanging like this.