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2006 Buick Lucerne Question: stuck in park

 

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Visitor, Tucson, AZ, June 19, 2011, 16:27

My car starts but cannot shift the vehicle out of park.

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    June 20, 2011, 02:31
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    Likely has a shift interlock problem that may be caused by malfunction with brake lights. See if you have a brake light problem and then inspect the brake light switch for probs if the lights are not working corrrectly.

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    Visitor, July 14, 2011, 14:11

    Has happen to my wife a number of times, and then I have to get it out of park. Just pull shifter forward and give it a good steady and strong pull down. It will go out of park just muscle is more than you are.

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    February 18, 2015, 17:02
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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 457-6241
    milesauto January 03, 2013, 05:54
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    The shift lock control feature was intended to prevent drivers from shifting out of Park with the
    vehicle running without the brakes applied. However, if the ignition switch is in the Accessory
    (ACC) position, it may be possible on some vehicles to move the shift lever out of Park WITHOUT
    first activating the brake.
    The shift lock control system is ONLY active when the ignition switch is in the RUN or ON position.

    Note: not all ignition switches have a accessory position. Try that first otherwise the shift interlock mechanisum will need to be checked for problem.

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