Hello! This is my first post here, and thank you in advance for any info/advice. I have a 2013 Forester with 39k miles, and last week I was 200 miles from home, put it in Drive and it didn’t engage. After car was left running for a few minutes, and shifting between P, R, N, & D, it finally engaged. I was able to get it home and took to dealer the next day. They looked at the car, checked the computer logs, and told me nothing was wrong. Since then, it’s happened 3 more times, and now I’m noticing it’s not shifting smoothly from 1st to 2nd gear (engine will rev and then it’ll slip into gear).
To make matters worse, my wife couldn’t get it out of Park two days ago. She had to use the shift lock release button, and could only start it when it was in Neutral. She then couldn’t get it to back into Park and had to park it on a level surface with parking brake engaged. Heading back to dealer now, but would love to hear others’ input.