I have a 2008 Chevy Impala. I’ve owned it for 14 months and put about 12,000 miles on it in that time. It’s had basic servicing (rotations, oil, oil filter, cabin filter, etc. changes). It hasn’t given me problems—but suddenly I have one and I’m not sure how major it is.
I made a drive from New York to Western Mass yesterday…couple hundred miles, but nothing huge. It drove fine all yesterday after I arrived…again, no problems. This morning, I went to start it…everything’s okay. But then I went to shift it out of park…the button will not depress. I restarted a few times…no luck. I kept trying to depress the petal to shift it; I couldn’t even shift it into neutral when not started. I am not sure what in the world is going on.
I’ve read numerous forums on this—it seems to be a common problem with these cars. What’s not so clear is what to do with this. Responses range from—stick a screwdriver into some hole all the way to just go on and junk the car, it’s useless. That’s why I am coming here to get clearer guidance on resolving this problem, hopefully in an economical way.