Car will not shift?


#1

Car will turn on, but the shifter will not move out of park on an automatic transmission jetta. any advice?


#2
  1. Are you putting your foot on the brake? I hate to ask, but I must

The reason I ask is your car as a brake shifter interlock, basically this is a solinoid that will not allow the car to shift out of park unless the brake is on.

  1. if your foot is on the brake, you should hear a click from the shifter, if you do not than the soloniod is probably bad. There is usually an overide, so read your owners manual for that

Good luck


#3

I just had the same problem in my 05’ suzuki verona… what happened was a fuse was blown so the brake lights wouldn’t come on… therefore not sending the signal that I was pressing on the break, and not letting me shift out of park.


#4

VW had a huge recall for a faulty brake light switch. You need to contact the dealer to get it fixed. They will also be able to tell you how to get it out of park.
~Michael
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