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Q: Shifter stuck in park

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My shifter is stuck in park.

A: The Problem with your car is the shift inte...

The Problem with your car is the shift interlock release latch is broken and is a common problem with these cars. The interlock release is located under the shifter and can be replaced fairly easily with a new metal part. I would recommend having a Technician from YourMechanic come out and install a new interlock release latch.

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