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Q: Car stuck in park

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My car won't come out of park.

The most likely cause of the car not being able to change gears would be the brake switch. The brake switch tells the car that the brake is applied and allows the vehicle to change gears. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose this issue for you.

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