the automatic shifter keeps sticking and then fails on 2008 Chrysler Sebring

When I start the car the automatic shifter will not move. even if I pull on it, it will not move. today I took my fist and banged on the sides of it and if moved. what is going on

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2 answers
there is a small switch at the bottom of shifter under console. there is a manuel way of taking it out of gear manuel tells u how I think..but the dealer replaced mine 4 free it was a recall problem..i wish I could tell u how to do it manually but I forgot..u can do it by removing top part of console an puy ur hand down by shifter an press right side of switch or button which releases shifter from park...
It wanted the extra attention!!!!