Q: Gearbox stuck in park

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I can't get the gearbox out of park.

A: Hello! There are a few things that can <a h...

Hello! There are a few things that can cause the gearbox to remain in park. The most common is the brake switch - modern cars require the brake to be pressed in order to change gears. If the brake switch is faulty it can cause this issue. A qualified technician, such as one of our YourMechanic experts, can diagnose this issue for you.

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