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Chevrolet Trailblazer stuck in park

Chevrolet Trailblazer Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 5.3L V8

Average Mileage: 113,817 mi (11,800 mi - 230,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 118,238 mi

    my car get stuck in park and i have to fight and wiggle it for almost a half an hour. and when i finally get to go when i stop and try to get out it wont let the key out.

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 90,000 mi

    My Trailblazer shifter started getting stuck in park around the 90K mile mark. Dealer diagnosed the problem as the neutral safety switch (after replacing the solenoid & eventually the entire shifter). Problem occurred again several times within 5K miles and 2 more NSS were tried. Eventually the dealer mechanic cleaned up a ground near the NSS and problem went away until now. Vehicle is now at 116K miles.

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 111,256 mi

    shift gear stuck in park

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 85,000 mi

    Got stuck in Dallas on a Sunday. Got gas, put car into drive and attempted to drive forward but went in reverse instead. Fortunately I found a Firestone that was open and they sent a flatbed to get me. Seems as though the Gear shift cable went out. That was costly at over $1000 to get fixed and an overnight stay plus a days vacation.

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  •  Rookie

    my trailblazer is missing the shift cable however it says it is in neutral but mechanic said dont mean it was and that it cranks sometimes and sometimes it don't. We are trying to see if we just need to replace the shift cable since someone took it we already replace fuel hoses connect to gas tank and the neck the gas gets pump into also had locksmith come make a new key by using ignition not our old key can someone please help me figure out what is going on i am spending money and dont really trust what mechanic is saying its always some new reason for it..

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  • JParnaby, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 85,000 mi

    well mine was stuck in neutral but in effect was the same issue I believe...It wasn't that bad of a fix, replace the neutral safety switch, around 200-300$ parts and labor, fixed the issue

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 130,000 mi

    the shifter would hang it was replace twice

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 112,235 mi

    Ignition starts, but when I go to put the car into gear it will not move. It started doing this several months ago, but after sitting for a day or two would be fine. This time had to have it towed. Have not been able to get it to shift out of park in over a month. Don't want to take it to the dealer just yet.

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  •  Rookie

    my gear lever is stuck in park and the car says it in drive

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