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Dodge Sprinter 2500 Shifter Stuck in Park

Dodge Sprinter 2500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 134,652 mi (45,000 mi - 267,000 mi)


The shift lever may not move out of park. Our technicians tell us that updating the electronic shifter module (ESM) may be necessary to correct this concern.

  • Placed vehicle in park while running. Could not get it out of park. Had to manually overide using a pencil to get it out of park. Will now lock every time it is in park. Needs to be released manually

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  •  Rookie

    Keeping driving waiting green light get on at the time I gave gas the truck stopped , didn't get a move . After that I turned off the truck , made a call for emergency help . I turned on the truck and shifter couldn't move , shifter lever stuck in park position .
    In the screen showed (abs) , esp and and a sign like a tyre . After 30 min during talking on the phone for towing help I turned off and after that on the truck . Fortunately for the moment didn't show the problem , but after some miles showed again . In park position shifter stuck . The only way to keep driving after turning on the truck move shifter fast before doors get closed automatically .
    Dodge Sprinter 2500 , year 2004 .

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  •  Rookie

    Second time this happen.Had a hard time shifting from park to drive.The dealer said that some one spilled
    a drink over the shifter and shorted the electronics connected to the shifter.this is the second time this was fixed. This is a poor design. You could be in the rain,get in the truck and some how get the shifter wet.
    Again bad design.People should complain so their can be a recall.
    The shifter has to be replace again.

    what a piece of junk.
    This van cost too much to fix, i spent 3000 dollars on this van.
    Never Again

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  • , , 190,124 mi

    Shifter stuck in park . I can shift out of park by putting pensel into override at bottom of shifter plate

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  • , , 45,000 mi

    I have experienced this only in cold weather (32°F less) when starting the truck for the first time for the day. I shut off and restart the truck and am able to shift through all gears

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  • , , 250,000 mi

    Have an appt. but dealer said there may be a problem with getting the part.

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  •  Rookie

    Shifter stay on park position how CAN i manually overide the protection to be able to go to the dealer

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  • , , 239,000 mi

    my shifter stuck in park and it won't shift

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  • , , 100,555 mi

    shifter stuck in park when cold

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