Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission runs good ,the select shift won't shift

asked by on

The wreck light stays on when the car is running .

My car has 54000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. The warning light you are referring to is not one we know by that name. Check your owner’s manual for more information on what the warning lights mean and how critical they are to service. If the vehicle has detected an issue and entered into a safety mode, it may have blocked you from shifting gears. There will be a way to unlock the shifter to put it into gear, and depending on your model it will be on the center console next to the shifter or on the steering column. You will have to insert something into the hole or slot and it will manually unlock the shifter and allow you to change gears. Keep in mind of something is truly wrong with the vehicle, then you may not want to drive it. The vehicle will need to be scanned in order to find out what diagnostic code has triggered the warning light. You can take corrective action from there. For more help resolving the issue, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: When starting car, alarms & warning lights flash

The cause of these random problems can be due to the wiring harness is having loose connection issues to the modules and ECM of the vehicle that causes erratic issues then are hard to explain and even harder to find....

Q: 95 dodge neon went from drove to park kinda rough went to move the car won't come out of park could it be brake light switch

It appears that your vehicle is stuck in Park. A few different things can cause this to happen to your Dodge Neon with the simplest thing being a faulty brake switch (located on the brake pedal). One quick way...

Q: where is the 6th spark plug on a ford escape v6 2005? is it the easy one to replace or the hard ones?

I'm working on this

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
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...