2007 Chrysler 300 Q&A
2007 Chrysler 300 Question: Gear stuck in park
Make sure that your Brake Lights work ok, because it is the Brake Light Switch that triggers the Park Position Solenoid. - dandd
what can i do my car stuck in park and wheel not lock - Visitor
This is VERY VERY common in Chrysler 300, and Chrysler should do a defect & recall about this problem. BUT Chrysler doesn't sell this part alone, they sell the whole Shifter Box for over 200 dollars. But a small hook spring is all you need. Procedure is as follows: 1 Break down that center console!, if you need to move the car immediately to get home or to your garage or shop then its not a problem if you have a few tools, start popping the trim off the shifter assy, pull up and out on the small storage compartment to the right of the shifter, this will uncover a small pink lever (which Chrysler says will get you at least on the road but may not work), but you need to go deeper! Take out the rubber mat directly under the ash tray and cigarette lighter, this will expose two philips head screws, undo them, move through trim with a flathead and keep prying trim off until you have the shifter assy visible, if your shift knob is giving you problems, try sliding the very bottom chrome plastic trim down then the knob up as you spread the white plastic at the base of the leather. 2 Ok your down to the shifter, now with the key in and the car running press and hold the pink lever on the right side of the shifter, there is also second pink part( this is the cheap piece of crap that has you doing what your doing) on the front of the shifter assy, press this pink part as well and as always with your foot on the brake try to shift, you should be in good shape, now to limp back to your proper repair facility of choice (your house) Shift into drive and only reverse if you need to, when you park leave in neutral and hit the parking brake, do not shift into park! - Visitor
Same thing happened to me yesterday... 07 Chrysler 300 - Visitor
Take the silver piece off thats around the shifter. Now look at the very top were the silver plastic cover used to be. You will see in the middle a wide solid piece but to the left of that is a little open square. if you shine a flashlight into that area you will see a narrow cable. Get a really long slim screw driver stick it down into the hole until your next to the cable. you will also see a slit in the medal that lead to the left away from the square hole. Now with your screw driver in the hole hold onto the shifter knob and the screw driver at the same time shift the knob into its regular formation pushing the screwdriver against the little cable it will push the cable to the left this releases the cable hold on the shift knob. Just leave you car in Neutral until you can get the little pink plastic part that is under the shifter box. I don't have a name for it yet, but you can replace in in about 2 minutes. Look on Youtube.com he shows you how go here also to see what I mean. .http://www.300cforums.com/forums/problems-dealer-service/61332-help-shifter-stuck-2.html.. I'm a 61 year old woman and did it so can you!! lol. - Kona Girl
stuck in park gear wont get out of park - goldfish
Take a look at the website. The same thing happen to me and my husband tonight on our 2007 Chrysler Sebring. http://www.instructables.com/id/2008-Chrysler-Sebring-transmission-fix/#step1 - Visitor
same problem - lilrob189
Just Fixed my yesterday there is a spring attached to a plastic peice inside the gear box that breaks it is common in chryslers I have a 300, I pulled up the center counsel removed the gear box, drilled a hole in the pink cheap plastic peice attached the spring back on with a zip tie and ready to go, Note: chrysler will not sell you the pink peice they will make you buy the whole gear box for over $200 if you want them to install it now your looking at $4-500. took me 2 hours i can probably do it in an hour now hehehe - beebo5150
I suggest that everyone here on this page go to safecar.gov and make a complaint because the more complaints will make it more easier to get this problem fix - lilrob189
50 cent part disables 27K car. Good thing I had the extended coverage. Pink spring loaded safety stop POS broke. Had to remove the center console and use a flat head screw driver to get the car into drive. Once you have the console remove it is the pink plastic device on the left side forward. Move it forward with a screw driver, this allows the shifter to move into drive. - Visitor
TEMPORARY SOLUTION WORKS LIKE A CHARM. This just happened to me and I want to help you guys out. All the stuff about that pink plastic piece is bs. Here's what you have to do. Turn your car on. Keep foot on brake. Remove the silver plate from gear box. Look at the top upper left corner. You will see a cable. Stick a screwdriver in there to the right side of the cable and push it toward the drivers side door. At the same time move the gear outta park. Kind of sucks to do this everytime but Im not stranded anymore :) Good luck everyone. - Visitor
WooHoo!! Thank you f or these answers! Just called Chrysler dealership becase my car is stuck in park. He is aware of the recal and I am in the process of getting my 08 sebring towed there right now. Thanks for all the legwork you all have done. - Visitor
For those of you who have had your gear get stuck in park, I suggest complaining to Daimler-Chrysler. Apparently, this is a very common and expensive problem. I drive 06 300C and it just happened to me about 2 weeks ago. It cost me over $300 to have a spring replaced in the gear box. I feel if enough Chrysler/Dodge owners complain about this problem, the manufacturer will have to do a recall and/or refund us our monies spent. Chrysler 800-247-9753. - Visitor
thanks for the advice guys; this is very helpful; i would like to keep my car for a long time because i really love the car; the style fits me; going to call the dealership tomorrow - Cynthia Reed
Had the same problem. I fixed it myself and found the answer to the problem. it is the pink plastic piece in the gear shifter. It is called ( Shift interlocking latch) Go to youtube has a picture on replacing and fixing your gear shifter and the shifter interlocking latch too. Way cheaper to replace the pink plastic piece that broke. It was less than 40.00 dollars at Advance Auto Parts. - 2witchy
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