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2002 My 2002 escape battery has died .  After putting the car into park, I tried to shift the car into neutral so that I could push it into the garage.  With the key in the ignition, I cannot shift the car into any gear now.  Is this a problem that can be rectified by charging the car battery and then starting the car again?  Is this a problem with the anti-theft device?

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If the battery is dead, the shift interlock solenoid will not disengage the gear shift mechanism. You have to have sufficient current through the brake switch to disengage the interlock. Charging or replacing the battery should do it. Hope this helps

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