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Old 09-04-2006, 09:30 AM
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make sure the pedal is firmly down when trying to shift. I just found this out today. I didnt have my foot fully on the brake when trying to shift out of park and it locks until you put your foot fully down.
 
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:43 PM
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I've had this problem twice now. The first time was after the car had been parked at the airport for a few days. While on my way home, I stopped at 7-11 and when I got out, I couldn't get the car out of park. I had seen this topic, so I knew about the small lever in the column. Later that evening, I got a check-engine light... When I scanned the PC, I had two codes (which I should have documented but did not)... One was a transmission code, the second was a brake code. The brake code could not be cleared, because the trans code was still "active". When the trans code was cleared, the brake code went with it.

Fast forward about 6-7 weeks, and it happed again, this time in my garage before work. I got to work and realized that I had no taillights. By the time I got the car to the dealer, the problem had fixed itself, and they couldn't get the car to replicate the issue.

Both times this happened, the days were dry, no rain.

I'll keep the forum posted on this, but right now the car is fine.
 
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:42 AM
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Ok several weeks ago I experienced a problem similar to the previous post.
I had parked the in the driveway for a few minutes,went to do some shopping,
put the key and turned it start however I noticed that I depressed the unlock
button as I did that.
Nothing,nada,got the ignition warning in the display and the brake would not release
tranny from park so I released manully and placed in neutral again nothing.
Then I took key out ignition and while still sitting in the car,I first locked and then
unlocked the doors using the keyfob.
I put the key in the ignition and it started first try-I think it was hitting the unlock
button as I tried the start,but who knows-been fine since.
 
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:03 PM
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When ever parking the proper way to avoid that is
Foot on brake. Shift to neutral. Pull parking brake. Foot off brake. Shift to park. Now the entire weight of the car is resting on the brakes instead of the parking pin (good). You can tell if you're doing it right by letting the car off the parking brake after "properly" parking on a reasonably level surface. You'll feel the car lurch onto the parking pin!

Your car will pull in an out ofpark and into drivemuch eaiser if you park this way. No one does it but its the proper way to park with an automatic transmisson.
 
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:14 AM
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Thanks for the tip Cip however that's the way I park all the time as my
driveway goes down from roadlevel down under my house where the
the garage is located.
The point I tried to make was that there was also no electrical power to the
circiut therefore stepping on the brake would not release the PARK position
locking solenoid,I then could only release it manually.
All that because of depressing the lock/unlock button while restarting
the car.
 
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:23 PM
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Just trying to rule out some of the things that may cause this problem.
 
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:57 AM
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Hey guys new here. Is this problem for persistent in both man and auto trans? If so where is that lever again?
 
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by crazyeyeschase View Post
Hey guys new here. Is this problem for persistent in both man and auto trans? If so where is that lever again?
There is a little round plug on the right hand side of the console. It's easy to remove and switch, just gets annoying after a few days
 
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:42 AM
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Next time the transmission won't come out of park and you are able the take it out park with shifter release. Replace the brake switch.....
 
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:31 AM
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Umm...don't park on an incline?
 

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