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Trouble with Gear Shift not going into reverse

I have a Jetta and lately (not always but sometimes) the gear shift will not go into reverse then after a couple of minutes it will. I am pressing the brake and changing the gear as usual. The other thing is today when it did this the EPC light came on then went out and the car was shifted into gear. What causes this?

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  • Partywagon Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser. I will shift all five gears but I am having problems shifting into reverse. We just had a heavy down pour and the roads were flooded. It is now parked on dry land. What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    my car isnt shifting well

    it will stall or jolt to shift gears

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    My 2004 PT CRUISER STARTED HAVING TROUBLE SHIFTING BETWEEN GEARS I CHECKED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID IT CLAIMED IT WAS LOW SO I ADDED SOME IT HELP FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT IT'S RIGHT BACK TO SQUARE ONE. IT'S FINE WHEN THE CAR IS HOT BUT WHENEVER I START OFF FROM A RESTING(COOL) STATE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    After i finish backing up and i shift from reverse to drive sometimes it bangs into gear and sometimes it doesnt could you tell me what causes that

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That is your brake light switch that need to be replaced. Ask your dealer if he can do an "N4" and it might be free.

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