Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid

The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Shift Interlock Solenoid Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Buick Park Avenue $242 $116.19 $126.00 21% $309.69
2009 Mercury Mountaineer $94 $23.67 $70.00 28% $131.17
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 $133 $63.03 $70.00 21% $170.53
2011 Lincoln Town Car $223 $124.78 $98.00 19% $275.28
2006 Lincoln Town Car $223 $124.78 $98.00 19% $275.28
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid?

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The shift interlock solenoid is a safety mechanism that keeps the driver from shifting out of park when the brake pedal is not pressed down. In addition to the brake pedal being pressed down, the ignition must be in the on position. The shift interlock solenoid is on all modern vehicles, and works in conjunction with the brake light switch and neutral safety switch. Over time, the solenoid is subject to damage because of wear and tear. If you suspect the shift interlock solenoid is failing, watch for the following symptom:

Vehicle will not shift out of park

If the shift interlock solenoid has gone bad, the vehicle will not shift out of park, even with your foot on the brake pedal. This is a big problem because you will not be able to drive your vehicle anywhere. If this occurs, most vehicles have a shifter release. If the shifter release button is depressed and the shifter is able to be moved, the shifter interlock solenoid is most likely the cause. If this happens, contact a professional mechanic to have your shift interlock solenoid replaced.

Battery is dead

If your vehicle is not shifting out of park, another reason it may not be working is the battery is dead. This is a simple thing you can check before you call the mechanics. If your vehicle will not start at all, no lights come on, and none of the electrical parts in your vehicle are working, chances are it’s a dead battery problem and not the shift interlock solenoid. This is important to note because it can save you a lot of time and hassle. All you have to do is jump your battery, which a mechanic can help you with. If the vehicle does not shift from park to drive after the battery has been jumped, then it is time to look at the shift interlock solenoid.

The shift interlock solenoid is an important safety feature on your vehicle. It keeps you from shifting out of park unless the vehicle is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. If the vehicle will not shift out of park, chances are the shift interlock solenoid has gone bad. YourMechanic makes getting repairs to your shift interlock solenoid easy by coming to your home or office to diagnose or fix issues. You can book a service online 24/7. YourMechanic’s qualified technicians are also available for any questions that may arise.

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I was beyond happy with the service provided by John and Yourmechanic Repair Services. John was prompt, very accommodating, and quite fast. It took him just about an hour from the moment he got to my apartment to completing the repair. This was my first time using Yourmechanic services and I couldn't have been more pleased. In addition John showed me my old part and clearly explained the issue with the repair and defective part, he also gave me several options to address other items associated with that repair. No sooner than my getting back upstairs to my apartment I texted several family members and friends about YourMechanic services recommending them to all of my closest friends and family. Not to mention, the whole repair was affordable. I will continue to sing the praises of YourMechanic. Thank you once again John. Man, if only going to the dentist was as painless as this repair, I might still have teeth. Lol.
2005 CHRYSLER 300 - SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID - EUCLID, OHIO

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Better than good Ira was here before the scheduled time which was even better or I would have been late for a airport drop off, plus what I thought was the issue turned out to be something else which cost almost 70$ CHEAPER, thank you for your honesty
2006 NISSAN ARMADA - SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID - ST. LEO, FLORIDA

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Patrick was very knowledgeable and arrived in a timely matter. He is a life saver. Thank you again Patrick. I will be requesting your service again next time around.
2006 DODGE CHARGER - SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID - NORWALK, CALIFORNIA

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Received exceptional service. I would and will definitely recommend his services to the family and friends. He explained what was wrong and was able to fix it right away and got a coupon! Very very happy!
2007 NISSAN XTERRA - SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID - BRANDON, FLORIDA

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