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My 2008 Sebring's gear shift is stuck in park. How do I fix?

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  • Donna K Aug 08, 2012

    It is now a recall issue. take it to any Chrysler dealer and they will fix. They did mine, although they did end up charging me $200 for an "additional" issue caused by the recall issue. Was it legitimate? Who knows, but it was the only way I could get my car back. It is fixed so hopefully I will NEVER be stuck in my work parking lot again with a car that won't come out of PARK. Augh!


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Should be bypass for the safety interlock. Most times around consol

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SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck in park. The wheel moves

Make sure you have brake lamps. The shift interlock solenoid is powered by the brake lamp switch.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Car Won't Fully Shift into Park

You either have problem with the shifter assy, or the shifter cable has come out of adjustment.
If you remove the shifter bezel and center console you will be able to see the shifter cable. There will be a white or black lift tab on the cable. Release the tab and and place shifter in park. If it still does not go into park that means that you will need a shifter assy. If it goes into park with the tab released you push the tab back down with it still in park.

That should take care of your problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 2008 Dodge Avenger Gear Shift stuck in Park

sounds like the lock for it broke either from the button on the shifter or from the pedal its only plastic i would take the shifter cover off and try it then and look at all the peices too see what is not working

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Gear shift stuck in park -- 2002 Honda Accord SE

Take it to the dealer to fix it for a permanent solution, but there is a quick fix when in a bind...

There is a little key space on the left side of Park, take a screwdriver and open that and then take the screwdriver and touch the pad that is about an inch down in that hole, while touching it, you can put the car into any gear.

It is your celluloid that is sticky, which sometimes happens in hot/muggy weather. You may need that replaced.

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Thats quite common on 2007-2008 models. You should have received a letter from Chrysler Corp. addressing this issue. (I did). The y said to take it to your nearest Chrysler dealer and they will fix it free (parts & labor). They will install a clip to reinforce the mechanism that assist this button to release it from park. Mine has not failed yet on my 2008, but it did on my son-in-laws 2007 (after his warranty expired) But he never recieved a letter. Your car might have to still be under warranty...........Good luck.

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