Q: Gear shift not working.

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The gear shift moves, but it won't go into gear.

This vehicle uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT). These transmissions are complex and difficult to service. A common sign of internal CVT failure is a gear selector that moves around but doesn’t do anything. Before we condemn the CVT, however, I suggest you have a trained professional inspect your vehicle. The team at YourMechanic would be happy to help.

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