Q: Gear shiftebr out sync with shift indicator

asked by on October 16, 2016

Shift indicator is in the park position, but the car is actually in reverse! Neutral position is drive gear, ... Cant take key out ... turned car off in neutral and set park brwke over night.

Help pplllleeeaaasseee!

Edmonton Canada.

My car has 60000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. This sounds like the shift linkage cable has either stretched, come loose, or is in need of an adjustment or replacement. Inspect the cable attachment points at the transmission and at the shift lever to see if the cable has come loose from the mount. If the cable has come loose and will not stay, then it will need to be replaced. I would suggest locating the adjustment points, however the amount of adjustment to correct your symptom may be too much. YourMechanic has several available technicians to assist you with a car will not shift into park inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
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

My air conditioner is not working on my 2006 Honda Odyssey, do you think it is the clutch

Hello. It is possible that the clutch or the compressor is bad, but most of the time on this vehicle the primary cause of an air conditioning failure when the system is full is a bad clutch relay. The relay...

When I'm driving, sometimes the car over revs and jerks when I shift gears after the cars been on for a while

Hi There, What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent...

Steering wheel is locked

The battery in the keyless remote may be dead and will need to be replaced to see if this cures the problem. If you have a second one then try it and see if it works. If neither work then...

Related articles

The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
Florida Florida offers great weather year round, and the fact that snow and ice never factor into the equation means drivers don’t have to focus on the overall vehicle handling as they do in other states. The best selling cars...
How to Get Nissan Dealership Certified
Nissan dealerships offer auto technician jobs to those certified through Nissan’s Service Career Opportunities for Professional Enhancement program.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms of the vehicle types that were most popular...