Transmission Shifter Locked



When turning the Acura TL on the shifter stays locked in park and does not move.


Check to see if your brake lights work. This car has a shifter interlock that disenages when the brake is pressed. If the brake lights don’t work, then maybe the brake switch is broken, preventing the shift interlock from disengaging.

A temporary work-around is to turn the ignition to just before the lights come on the dash, shift to neutral, then start the car. This will get you to a shop to get the brake light system checked. Driving without brake lights is an accident waiting to happen.