The gearshift is loose.
The gear shift on your vehicle is connected to the transmission via a cable. If the shifter is loose and will not shift the vehicle into the different gears, the cable might be faulty. If it is shifting fine, just the lever feels loose, it might just be worn out. The lever on your vehicle is a complete assembly and the only external component is the cable. Partial disassembly of the console may be required for the inspection. A mechanic such as one from YourMechanic can inspect the gear shifting issue to determine what needs to be replaced.
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