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Gears switched automatically from D to N while on drive mode

I was travelling in my BMW 523i and when came at a traffic light I applied my brakes while awaiting for the light to be green. As the light turned green and I accelerated, my car was not moving as the gear automatically switched from Drive mode to Neutral and I tried to change the gear back but it was jammed and around the same time an engine light appeared on my dashboard. I applied my handbrakes, the car jerked once and I decided to switch off my engine and restart again. After that no light appeared and it was a smooth ride. But am wondering why had the problem ?

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I have a 2002 Renault Megane 1.6 Convertible and experienced exactly the same fault. Needed a team effort but we found a very easy quick fix to this problem. If you take the plastic cover off from under the gear shifter, you will notice a release button covered by a rubber cover. Pressing this release button allows the gear shifter to move from its locked/jammed position. (This is not the fix but it helps with the fix).
If you are fortunate enough to have a 2nd person available, have them poke their head under the bonnet to watch the Gearbox cable move....while you are shifting the gear shifter inside the vehicle. Your partner will see that a cable with a plastic locking device (right hand side of the engine cover) has popped off the shifter for the transmission. Move the shifter until you can physically put the plastic locking device back on the shifter mechanism and your all good to go. No need for that new gearbox that you might have been quoted on!! An easy fix that I am surprised no mechanically minded professional/body in the world has volunteered the solution to. I wonder why????

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