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

Asked by for the 2006 Ford Explorer
it could be your brake switch. How well do your brake lights work?
they work well. i can see them light up in the garage where i park my car
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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.

I recieved a recall notice for the shifter I would double check.
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.