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Q: Gear box fault couldnt move from park then car wouldn't start

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Started with gear box fault message when I tried to move from park to drive but wouldn't move, then turned car off then when I tried to restart vehicle car wouldn't start at all but got all different other messages like DSC unavailable many other.

My car has 116624 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. When you receive a gear box warning light, it’s typically an electrical fault that is found either with a sensor or electrical shifting component that is faulty. This could be the source of your problem; however, it would require a professional mechanic to complete a car is hard to shift inspection to verify which component is faulty or damaged.

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