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Sebring was in the driveway for a week. Started fine but will not get out of park. help!!

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Sounds like the shift interlock is broken. That keeps you from putting the car in gear without it running. Dodge used to have a recall on them but i do not know if its still valid. You can just push the lever like normal but push it very hard...It will break the plastic rod that locks the shift interlock and you will be able to put it into gear. Only problem is that you will always be able to put it in gear.

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Do you have brake lights? sound like you have a shift interlock problem, if you have no brake lights, check the brake light switch, that has to work in order to get the car out of park

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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The bad news is that the dealership will tell you that you are going to need a whole new shifter put in. My 2007 sebring with only 37000 miles just did the same thing. I got the extended warranty but only had to pay the deductible. How can the shifter need to be replaced when the car is not even two years old? I really don't like this model. I've put way too much money into this car for it only being two years old. As soon as we can sell it we will trade it in. But now that chrysler dealerships are going out of business, other dealerships can buy my same model for way cheaper at auctions. Sucks :(

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