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Often, particularly after having recently been driven, the shifter will not budge from park. After some time, eventually it will work. This problem is starting to happen more often.

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You likely have a faulty brake pedal interlock sensor switch.
Check brake switch for servicability/adjustment.
Refer to owners manual for emergency over-ride interlock release procedure if necessary.

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