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My smart car wont go into reverse gear.

My smart car wont always go into reverse gear it just flashes on neatural. But if i try to start the engine in reverse it flashes 'R' and wont start so i asume that means the car knows its in reverse.
It mainly happens when parking... but this may just be because thats when i mainly reverse.

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Probably you need to reprogram the transmission

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it sounds like your gearshift cable is broken..if you can jack up vehicle and support it safely,get someone to move shifter and look on driver's side of transmission and see if linkage is moving on trans..linkage is up near top of trans..i have seen this problem before

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The parking pin inside the transmission has sheared and is interfering with reverse as well. I would locate a reputable transmission shop.

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