Q: Q: Can't shift out of Park

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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.

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