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Q: Gear shift stuck in park.

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The gear shift is stuck in park.

A: The most common cause is the gear shift sel...

The most common cause is the gear shift selector mechanism plastic lock release in the center console falls apart. The fix is to replace the shift control mechanism under the center console. There may be some aftermarket repair parts available, but the true fix is the complete mechanism assembly replacement. I recommend to have a qualified mechanic check it out, such as one from YourMechanic.

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