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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
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe $256 $88.38 $167.97 18% $314.13
2012 Toyota RAV4 $477 $397.48 $79.99 5% $504.98
2005 Isuzu Ascender $176 $95.97 $79.99 13% $203.47
2009 Mercedes-Benz E300 $240 $159.81 $79.99 10% $267.31
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $231 $150.72 $79.99 10% $258.22
2010 Porsche 911 $378 $297.69 $79.99 6% $405.19

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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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Number of Reviews

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Glenn

18 years of experience
46 reviews
Glenn
18 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Neutral Safety Switch - Fort Washington, Maryland
He is very knowledgeable and he recommends but doesn’t push. I feel he is honest and not trying to up sell or tell me I need something when I don’t. I will be requesting Glen again for future service.

Clifton

29 years of experience
273 reviews
Clifton
29 years of experience
Jeep Patriot - Neutral Safety Switch - Boynton Beach, Florida
Clifton knows what he is doing. The replacement of the range switch that puts the car in gear or out of gear was accomplished in 30 minutes. Good work!

Michael

24 years of experience
81 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Ford Ranger - Neutral Safety Switch - Spanaway, Washington
Awesome mechanic, had my ford ranger up and running in no time at all. Feels good to have a mechanic that you can trust. I would recommend Mike in a heartbeat.. Thanks...

Robert

19 years of experience
760 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Neutral Safety Switch - Brighton, Colorado
It was a pleasure to have Robert work for us . He was professional and knowledgeable about our vehicle . I would use his services anytime!!!

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