Problem Description and Possible Solution
Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.
Average mileage: 81,505 (20,000–147,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
19 people reported this problem
I had the same problem with the shifter not wanting to move. The black strip would bunch up and I'd not be able to get it to move. Took it to our local dealer. He sprayed it with silicone spray and then gave me the rest of the can in case it happened again. No problems since then. My dealer could have told me anything was wrong with the car, but he tried this first. I am very happy.
Have had this problem since 10,000 miles or so. Thought it was just dirty/sticky, but cleaning it did no good.
The rubber strip around my shifter is bunching up, making it hard to put it in drive. Then, sometimes it comes out of drive when I'm going down the road.