Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stuck in park

asked by on

My car won't come out of park.

A: The most likely cause of the car not being ...

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.

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

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: None of the windows on my 2005 300 will go down. How do I fix this?

Check the fuses in the fuse box on the inside of the cab. Look for the fuse to be burned on the window circuit. If the fuse is good, then remove the master cluster switch from the driver door and...

Q: I have a broken water pump and now the car wont start without a jump. What could that be?

Hello. From what you describe I would say that your vehicle is experiencing 2 separate issues. A broken water pump is a serious problem, that can cause overheating and serious engine damage, but will rarely ever affect the vehicle's starting...

Q: Trunk latch not working.

The small push button for the trunk may be defective and will cause the trunk to open by itself if the key is near enough to cause the passive trunk to release and open the trunk. The defective button is...

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.