Q: I have a 1999 Ford Escort. It will start but won't come out of park unless the ignition lights come on?

asked by on

I have a 1999 Ford Escort. It will start but won't come out of park unless the ignition lights are on. Have to keep playing with the key to get it to work. What could this be????

My car has 139000 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 have a 1999 Ford Escort. It will start but won't come out of park unless the ignition lights come on?

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: Waterpump location and replacement - 2002 Ford Focus

The water pump is located on the front of the engine and is driven by a belt driven pulley that is turned by the crankshaft. Common signs of a failing water pump include coolant leak at the front-center of your...

Q: Won't start, weak charge light, and is battery fully charged.

Hi there. The issue is with your battery. The battery may have the voltage, but the amperage is very low and causing the electrical system to not function properly. I recommend replacing your battery. If you need further assistance with...

Q: What does the Nissan Intelligent Key™ buzzer mean?

If your Altima is equipped with the Nissan Intelligent Key™, you’ll find that the car warns you if you’re about to lock the key in the car. If the key is left behind when you exit the vehicle, you’ll hear...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...