Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not coming out of reverse

asked by on

My car is stuck in reverse.

A: Your shift cable is likely jammed, frozen, ...

Your shift cable is likely jammed, frozen, or broken. A visual inspection can verify which one is the cause. An inspection from a qualified technician, such as one from Your Mechanic, can help you diagnose your vehicle and, if necessary, replace the shifter cables.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: My key will not turn in the ignition.

Try to move the steering back and forth at the same time to turn the key. It may be bound by the steering wheel. To keep this from happening, you need to straighten out the steering wheel before turning off...

Q: CEL slow higher rpms

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2013 BMW 135i. The very first thing I would do is have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes, as sputtering and a Check Engine Light can be caused by a wide variety...

Q: Rough gear engagement

It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a faulty transmission control solenoid causing an erratic shifting into gear. As you may know, transmissions use hydraulic pressure created by the transmission fluid...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.