Q: I am having trouble switching from park to drive.

asked by on

So when I get my car it starts up normal. But I have to push the brake pedal 5-20 times before it registers so I can switch to reverse or drive. So when I push the pedal the brake lights don't even come on until I can change the gear. What is this problem? Thank you guys in advance for the help. PS the brakes work fine while I'm driving. Just when I first get in the car to change out of park.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I am having trouble switching from park to drive.

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

Q: Hesitation in second and third gear

I would recommend taking this to the dealership. There is a Technical Service Bulletin for the early Saab transmissions stating that there is a software update that can resolve this issue. I would have this issue taken care of sooner...

Q: I was driving my 05 Escalade today and all of a sudden the engine started revving up. I pulled over, put it in park, then back in

Hello, most of the time this is caused by a failing throttle body. These are a common failure on this vehicle. The accelerator motor or throttle position sensor fail and causes this. The accelerator pedal assembly can also fail causing...

Q: Are the 2010 vw cc sport expensive to repair

It has been a long time since a Volkswagen has been an economy car. It is less expensive to maintain than a Mercedes, BMW or a Volvo. but will be more expensive than similar Japanese models. Especially the turbo models....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...