Question about 2000 Dodge Stratus
Car is in park, the button on the shifter is in the out position-we tried turning the steering wheel while trying the key, but now the steering wheel is locked. We have 2 keys and have tried both. The car responds to the remote lock/unlock, the lights come on when you open the door.
SOURCE: can not get shifter out of park
corrosion is most likely the cause at this age a the copper(or less than) turns the wire into a less conductive state, in cane shape thus eventually breaking the circut
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
I just had this happen to me yesterday with my 2002 Santa Fe. After trying everything (jiggling steeling wheel, shaking the car, you name it we tried it). We got a chain and pulled the car ahead about 2 feet. That didn't seem to do anything but we then pulled up the emergency brake into the lock position and tried to start the car (with the ER brake on) and it worked!!! The steering wheel came unlocked and the car started up. Don't know if it was the pulling of the car that broke something free or if it was the ER brake, but that was what worked for me.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
try turning the wheel to the right/left while turning the key in the ignition. You have to apply some force. Your car is probably outliving its road life.
Cheers & Best Wishes
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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