Transmission locked in Park and wont shift into R or D on 2002 Honda CR-V

had pulled a few fuses to check as A/C stopped working. Then discover Trans was locked in park and will start but wont shift to R or D

by in Surprise, AZ on June 27, 2009
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3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , June 27, 2009
There is a fault in the shift interlock system. Check to see if the brake lights work if not check the 15 Amp fuse in the under hood fuse box, if that's OK check the brake light switch. Next in the fuse box in the car check fuse #10 and #7 both 7.5 Amp fuses, they are also in the shift lock system. I will send you an article I wrote off line that may help.
COMMENT by , October 03, 2010
Honda CRV 2002 AT the car locks in park and won't release. All fuses fine, replaced brake switch, brake lights work fine, still the car has the same problem. Any help would be great???
ANSWER by , April 02, 2010
my car is in parked and will not move
ANSWER by , April 17, 2012
I am not a car expert by any means but I own a 2002 crv-ex. Honda had a factory recall on this exact problem I had it also at the 90,000 mile mark. wanted it towed but they manual couldn't work the gears into drive or neutral, told me I would need to be towed by a flat bed. I tried every day and one day it shifted. Drove to dealer and they did the job at no cost to me. If you are the orignally owner of the car they should have mailed you info somewhere back in 2004, it is still good.
COMMENT by , January 20, 2015
The recall wasn't exactly for this. Two similar but different recalls were for 1) "ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH" "Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, metal particles in the key cylinder body could interfere with the interlock lever operation, making it possible to remove the ignition key without shifting the transmission to "park" and for 2) "POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION" "Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, excessive corrosion of the shift cable linkage could prevent the driver from shifting the automatic transmission into park." The other 13 recalls were un-related completely. You can see the recalls here