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How much does Neutral Safety Switch Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Saturn Ion $783 $671.46 $111.98 4% $821.96
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $133 $53.25 $79.99 17% $160.75
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara $144 $64.29 $79.99 16% $171.79
2006 Cadillac XLR $472 $103.65 $367.95 21% $598.15
2015 Lexus GS450h $426 $345.57 $79.99 6% $453.07
2014 Ford Mustang $159 $79.20 $79.99 14% $186.70

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Neutral Safety Switch Replacement Service

What is the Neutral Safety Switch all about?

The neutral safety switch keeps the vehicle from starting when in any gear position other than Park or Neutral. In some vehicles, the switch also monitors gear selection and reverse light feedback data for the vehicle’s computer. Most often mounted to the left-hand side of the transmission, the switch is equipped in vehicles with a transaxle or automatic transmission. Some vehicle neutral safety switches are attached to the shifter mechanism.

Keep in mind:

  • Connected to the starter solenoid, the neutral safety switch completes the starter circuit, allowing the power from the battery to reach the starter only while the gearshift remains in Park or Neutral.
  • The mechanic will check the other systems in your vehicle’s ignition system, such as the starter, battery, and alternator, to make sure those parts are not causing the problem.
  • As a vehicle ages, the neutral safety switch deteriorates.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands. The transmission shift lever and cable are removed. The electrical connector is removed from the switch.

  • The neutral safety switch is removed from the transmission. The transmission shaft seal is checked for leaks and replaced as needed.

  • The new neutral safety switch is installed on to the selector shaft and secured while aligning for proper installation alignment.

  • The shift lever and shift cable are reinstalled. The vehicle is checked for proper neutral safety switch operation before the vehicle is lowered off the jack stands.

  • The vehicle is scanned for codes and proper switch indication of gear ranges and road tested for proper operation.

Our recommendation:

Replace a faulty neutral safety switch as soon as possible; otherwise, the vehicle will stop working or suffer engine damage. When the switch does not work properly, the vehicle might jump into gear upon startup. This not only causes damage to the engine itself, but poses a great physical threat to surrounding objects and people. Our expert mechanics will diagnose the neutral safety switch to see if it needs adjustment.

Transmissions that exhibit excessive vibrations cause the switch to go out of alignment over time, which makes vehicle ignition more difficult. When inspecting the neutral safety switch, our expert mechanics check for dirt and grease build-up, moisture, and corrosion. They will also use a test light to confirm a connection through the switch to the starter solenoid.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Neutral Safety Switch?

  • Engine turns over in any gear, indicating that the neutral safety switch does not work properly and needs replacement
  • Vehicle doesn’t turn over when in Park or Neutral
  • Check Engine Light turns on after ignition

How important is this service?

Replace a faulty neutral safety switch promptly, as driving without a functional switch presents a danger to other drivers, passengers, and those around the vehicle. A faulty neutral safety switch damages the engine, as the vehicle jerks into gear upon startup. The reverse lights could stop working on some vehicles, which creates a safety hazard especially during inclement weather or nighttime.

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Casime

11 years of experience
56 reviews
Casime
11 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Neutral Safety Switch Replacement - Willingboro, New Jersey
Casime has the patience and the temperament that you look for in a mechanic. Very knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond.

Damian

10 years of experience
414 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Neutral Safety Switch - Silver Spring, Maryland
He was prompt.. introduced himself so i know who he was.. he was polite ...got right to task at hand, he knew what he was doing and finished in a timely manner.. he did an excellent job.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
368 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Neutral Safety Switch - Largo, Florida
I had never heard of this website before until I was referred by a friend after being told my car would not start until I paid for the issue to be resolved which would cost around 350 at my dealer but I saved $215 with mymechanics and I will continue to use this website. It is so convenient and they are so well priced and my mechanic was awesome even though it was raining he still got things done he fixed my car and was very friendly.

Jose

15 years of experience
299 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Nissan Versa - Neutral Safety Switch - Opa Locka, Florida
Thank you Jose for the excellent job you did on my Nissan Versa today. I'm truly grateful for you because I was so worry and stress out about my car but you put me at ease. You came through for me and you got my car fix and for that I'm so thankful. Now I can drive my car stress free. You're awesome and an excellent mechanic. Thank you 

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