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What is wrong with a 1999 VW Jetta that starts fine but will not shift from park?


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2006-03-24 02:34:30
2006-03-24 02:34:30

I hear there was a problem with the parking switch. The parking switch (what I call it) is the mechanism that is connected to the brake which would need to be depressed before you could shift out of park. It is a safety feature. So basicaly when you would push in the brake pedal the switch would not activate and therefore you could not shift out of park. FYI there is a recall on the parking switch.


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