Q: Q: Can't shift out of Park

asked by on

The column shift handle is broken, and I can't shift out of Park.

Hello. In this case, there can be many possible culprits, ranging from a failed brake light switch to a broken shifter mechanism. Since you noted that you have a faulty column shift handle, it would most likely be best to just replace the column shift handle. I would have a certified mechanic inspect your gear shifting issue to give you a proper diagnosis of your car.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Can't shift out of Park

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Thick white smoke coming out of tailpipe

Hi there. White smoke is an indicator that coolant is getting into the combustion chamber and exiting out the tail pipe. When you overheated the engine, the cylinder head gaskets blew and the head or block might have cracked from...

Q: When turning the temp. selector from cold all the way to hot, does it click?

The a/c system has temperature blend door actuators that control the temperature door of the a/c heat system. The clicking is caused when the internal gears of the temperature blend door actuator cannot move the door inside the evaporator case...

Q: My car sounds like a motorcycle

At a quarter million miles, there are so many possibilities that I can hardly begin to speculate. But when you say your car sound like a motorcycle, I think you might have an exhaust leak. Perhaps some part of the...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.