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Safety switch on shifter wont release to go into gear

Have a automatic with console shifter the button on the side of the shifter is starting to lock, and will not allow me to shift into drive reverse nuetral, is this a safety switch? where is it at where can I geta part and how do I fix it oh 2006 lincoln navigater 4wd

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  • artvandolay1 Mar 05, 2009

    Sounds like same issue on our 2004 Navigator, only 28,000 miles. However, due to manufacturer date it is "out of warranty" Even though we only drive this car 6,000 miles / year!
    Just started today, it will not shift out of park consistently. If I play with the brake pedal long enough, it clicks to release shifter or if I lift up on the shifter the button goes in. Pain in the a**.
    Any help other than buy a new shift assembly? Is there an adjustment that can be made?

  • Donald Thompson Apr 12, 2009

    Yes, I too have the same problem with the 2006 Lincoln naigator shifter lock. any helpfull info would be appreciated. And we are supposed to bail these folks out at the factory ? Grrrr. Think this will be my last Ford/Lincoln also

  • Donald Thompson Apr 12, 2009

    I have a 2006 Lincoln Navigator and the shifter will not go into any gear, (stuck in park) althought the brake pedal is applied with the engine running. Is there any access to the interlock mechanism ? any adjustment to this critter ?



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How many miles on vehicle?

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    warlock61 Dec 18, 2008

    I thought it might still under warranty but its not. The shift interlock is located on the shifter assy. Usually the whole shifter assy needs to be replaced.



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