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Car Won't Fully Shift into Park

My 2002 Sebring won't shift (or "click") into park so I can't remove the key from the ignition and also can't lock the doors.

The car shifts into gears fine and the car runs well; but I just can't get the gear shift to "take" in park to remove key from ignition.

It's an automatic ... any help is appreciated.

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  • bonnien7 Feb 19, 2009

    Same here, won't "click" into park but dash says it is in P. Shifts downward to reverse, neutral and drive normally. Key is locked in the ignition. How I got the key out is by pushing the shifter really hard toward P and pulled the key out.

    I suspect the linkage needs adjusting, and hope that there is not a transmission problem.

    Does anyone know how much this will cost to fix?


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    door locks when key is turned before shifted into gear easy to get locked out

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    First time was getting off highway. Second time was getting off highway. Third time was parking a car driving slow and car went over a median and into a parked car.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the car will not shift into gear,when running or not. if you unhook the battery terminal it willshift into gear when the key is in the on position.

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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: subaru impreza automatic transmission won t shift

Try replacing the transmission filter and the trannie fluid. Mine would only go in reverse, and now it drives pretty well. This year has a screw on filter. Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 e-250. Automatic.

Sometimes this its a problem with the Brake Safety Interlock switch (generally this device is located at your brake pedal). Other possibilitie, could be a fuse controling stop lights also easily fixed for the cost of a fuse....

Additioanly, I suggest check the shift lock safety linkage cable, this request a little more work to fix, however check to see if you have an override fix, this is a small hole in the upper right hand corner of the center console where the shifter is, take cover off and insert small screw driver to over ride the lock.

Hope helps.

Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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SOURCE: won't shift into reverse or park

make sure you have a good cable shift , good luck and let me know .

Posted on Nov 07, 2011

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