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Q: Car stuck in Park

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The car starts, but the gearshift is stuck in Park.

A: Hi there. These vehicles are well known for...

Hi there. These vehicles are well known for having problems with the shift interlock lever. This is a component buried way down inside your shifter assembly. It has a spring and hook connected to it that breaks over time. Once this happens, the vehicle will not come out of park. I suggest you have a certified mechanic from YouMechanic inspect the shifting problem your vehicle is encountering.

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