Q: Vehicle not going into park

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The vehicle doesn't go into park.

There are 3 possibilities. The problem can be in a broken part or malfunctioning shift interlock within the steering column, a faulty or misadjusted shift cable, or a physical problem within the transmission. A qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can identify which part is at fault and diagnose your shifting issue to find what needs replaced or repaired.

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