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My car will start but the gear wont come out of park

I turned my car off went into the store everything was fine till i came out and turned the key the car started but the gear would not come out of park while i had my foot on the break to release it when you push in the button... now the emergency break light is on and is staying on and that dont even work what do you think the problem is and is it costly?

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  • Yoshi Luv Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. The Ford dealer has replaced the switch several times and it will work for a couple of weeks or a month at the most and then the same thing will happen. HELP!

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Sounds like a bad brake switch. It has a shift interlock system that requires power from the brake switch to move the shifter.

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