gear shift trouble on 2006 Ford Explorer

Frequently when i put my car in park it gets stuck there. i have to keep pushing down the brake until i hear a click in the gearshift then it works. Any ideas what that could be

by in Philadelphia, PA on September 20, 2009
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on September 20, 2009
it could be your brake switch. How well do your brake lights work?
COMMENT by on September 20, 2009
they work well. i can see them light up in the garage where i park my car
ANSWER by on March 26, 2010
The interlock is currently under recall. I had mine replaced and the new one started locking up in just 2 weeks. The original lasted 2 1/2 years before it started getting stuck. You have to take out the clip in the cup holder and stick a screwdriver in to release it.
ANSWER by on May 08, 2010
Had the same problem. Took the car to CarMax (purchased it there in January 2010 - used 2006 Explorer Limited - v-8). Turned out the solenoid on the shifter was bad. Mine progressively got worse and worse. Shifter needed replacing. Total was about $350, but I had an extended warranty, so paid $50. I do not believe this has been recalled by Ford, as I have not received any recall notice and have the car registered on the Ford owners website.
COMMENT by on June 12, 2010
I recieved a recall notice for the shifter I would double check.
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