Check Stop lights--if they are not working vehicle will not shift out of "park" check fuse Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:
I simply needed to replace a fuse. I drive a Ford Explorer and had to change fuse listed as "Reverse Park Aid/Shift Change Interlock/IVD Switch".
* This happened to me (1995 Tbrd) last night (24 oct 2008), in an empty parking lot. I was "lucky" to have some tools on board so I took off the shifter handle, took apart the console and found where a cable attaches to a locking mechanism that prevents the shifter from moving. The cable would not travel so I disconnected it. Problem resolved (temporairily). I guess that cable goes to the brake and/or ignition switch.
To do this you need some screw drivers, small socket (didn't notice the size, about 5/16) and needle nose pliers.
I'd never done this before so it took me about an hour to figure out, but at least I got home. I wonder if a 5 minute fuse change would have fixed it???
- The same thing happened to my current car, 99 Volkswagen golf..if this is the same model you have, contact Volkswagen. I was told that it was a recall on a safety switch located in the vehicle and to bring it into any dealership and they will fix the problem for free.
if you didn't start the car
if you didn't apply the brake pedal
Or, the shifter assembly has failed.
A broken spring retainer in the shifter.
Make sure it is in park.
Your steering column is locked. how do you fix it
In the event the Audi A3 is stuck in park:
mine did same, 95 elantra. it was fuse for radio in fuse box. hope that helps.
The most common cause of the shifter to be stuck in park is a broken spring retainer in the shifter assembly. The only fuse that could cause that would be the brake lights fuse. If you have brake lights, it is not a fuse problem.
my Pontiac keeps getting stuck in park
the vehicle is stuck in park how do i get it out?
The most common cause is a broken spring retainer in the shifter assembly.
What to do when the gear is stuck in park on a Honda 2001
The automatic Toyota may be stuck in park because of transmission problems. The transmission may be jammed or stuck in that gear.
You say your car is stuck in park but still shifts. I would say start with checking to see if your transmission linkage is still hooked up. That would be the first place to start.
why is my 2006 Nissan altima gear shift stuck in park
If a Ford Focus is stuck in park, you should first check to make sure the gear is not stuck. You also need to make sure you have your foot on the brake in order to move it out of park.
well if your s-10 is stuck in park there is a good chance the transmission is bad in it.
your park brake
There could be a couple of reasons why a Nissan vehicle could be stuck in park. The shifter could be stuck or broken. The transmission may also be out or in need of fluid.
If your Geo Prizm is stuck in park and will not shift, the transmission is locked up. It will need to be serviced.
I have a 1997 awd v8 ford explorer. It gets stuck in park and is very hard to get unjammed.
What do you mean? When does this happen. I have a Malibu '02 and the horn will blow if one of my electric lock buttons are stuck up or down. This will cause it to honk if I put the car in park.
depress foot brake as hard as you can, then pull it out of park. happened to me
Check fuses, and check the shifter lock switch on the brake pedal.
i had this same prob u have a stock anti theift device ( alarm, it will cause it) i hit my alarm button a few times charged the battery and it is good to go now. not sure if that was the cause didnt really get in to it to much but u might wanna try that
brake lite switch will keep it in park
A fuse can cause car to be stuck in park. try this. turn ignition switch on but do not start engine. then put transmission in neutral. then start engine. now try putting in gear. if this works,check your fuses.sometimes after doing this the car can be put in park and will work.doing this will sometimes just reset the switch