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The car won't shift into park or reverse

Was driving and went to turn around and it wouldn't go into reverse or park

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check you owners manual for the procedure to trip the interlock out so you can shift it

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Have a shop put it on a rack and then they can isolate the noise and what is causing it. This is far cheaper then just throwing parts at it which is not a very bright thing to do money wise and likely will not fix the problem. There also may be a factory service bulletin on the noise. Join a KIA owners online forum and ask the questions of other owners, a very HELPFUL source of fix information. Good luck with this.

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