stuck in park on Chevrolet Trailblazer

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 168,450 mi,
Stuck in park engine starts shifter moves but gear stays in park

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 118,238 mi,
my car get stuck in park and i have to fight and wiggle it for almost a half an hour. and when i finally get to go when i stop and try to get out it wont let the key out.

my gear lever is stuck in park and the car says it in drive

Gear shift won't move out of neutral. Button on shifter will not press.

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 133,000 mi,
The transmission will not shift. The stick will move but the display stays in park.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 100,151 mi,
My trailblazer wont not start. Checked the battery & starter, all fine. still not getting any power to the starter & the transmission is stuck in park.

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 142,000 mi,
car stuck in park, but displays neutral

shift lock won't release when i step on brake pedal--- no click from the solenoid

Gear shaft stuck in park. Vehicle will not move out of park position. Gear shaft will shift back and forth but will not shift into any gear. Also drivers door panel will not work. I am unable to let my driver's side front window down. All windows make a clicking sound and jerk up and down at the same time.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 111,256 mi,
shift gear stuck in park

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 5.3L V8 58,000 mi,
Shifter moves but gear does not change from park. I opened the center console and the shifter cable is good no slack but car will not shift from park.

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 90,000 mi,
My Trailblazer shifter started getting stuck in park around the 90K mile mark. Dealer diagnosed the problem as the neutral safety switch (after replacing the solenoid & eventually the entire shifter). Problem occurred again several times within 5K miles and 2 more NSS were tried. Eventually the dealer mechanic cleaned up a ground near the NSS and problem went away until now. Vehicle is now at 116K miles.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder
shift gear in park but car remain in drive and unable to move shift out of park

I went to back out of a parking spot and shift to drive but it stayed in reverse. Found that the shift selector cable bushing had broke and came
Loose. It was a $10 part and took me less than 15 minutes to install. Had to use a set of ramps so I could fit under the truck and a pair of channel locks to snap the two back together.

Won't go in gear

My trailblazer died and the shifter was stuck in park while the dash said it was in reverse. My husband is a mechanic and he identified the transaction line was broken where it connected to the shifter.

Transmission in drive gearshift in park had to be towed and repaired was there a recall gear cable broke

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 144,000 mi,
The bushing needs replacing. This is a plastic or metal clip the connects the interior gear shifter to the linkage that is on the underside of the truck. This is a tricky issue. If you go to put the vehicle in gear and it is loose that means the 2 parts have come a loose. Your linkage may be in one gear and the interior shifter in another...AND you may put the interior shifter in park, unconsciously. If you do you will have to line to 2 parts up. If you are not brave, mechanically inclined or vehicle savvy, Do Not attempt to Band-Aid or fix yourself.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 85,000 mi,
Got stuck in Dallas on a Sunday. Got gas, put car into drive and attempted to drive forward but went in reverse instead. Fortunately I found a Firestone that was open and they sent a flatbed to get me. Seems as though the Gear shift cable went out. That was costly at over $1000 to get fixed and an overnight stay plus a days vacation.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - 4.2L 6 Cylinder 50,000 mi,
Broken shifter cable end.. Replaced cable.