2008 Chevrolet Equinox Q&A
2008 Chevrolet Equinox Question: Vehicle will not release from Park
Sometimes after the car is placed in Park, the transmission selector cannot be released from Park regardless of whether or not the vehicle is on level ground or on an incline. Pressing in the brake pedal harder makes no difference. The only way the vehicle releases is to rock the vehicle. It is still under warranty - JerryB
Suggest taking vehicle Back to your Local Dealership for Warranty Repairs . Two items that need Inspection for Park lever not releasing are Brake light switch and Shift Selector Solenoid for intermittent operation. Special tools may be needed to perform inspection of items mentioned. - Protech2989
Before you release your brakes apply the hand brake. Just placing it in the park position usually locks the park tab in the transmission. This is commen all cars if you do not use the hand brake. - Visitor
The problem with the ignition key not being released was reported to GM via my dealership last summer (2010) I am yet to get a response as to how to fix the problem. The lock up happens on a regul...
2010 Equinox has 10,333 miles key will not release from ignition. It will turn off the vehicle but key will not come out of the ignition. Does not happen every time but is getting more frequent. Wi...
Tried EVERYTHING. No lights (in or out) work. Can not get key to release from ignition. Can NOT get auto out of PARK.