Mercedes Benz shifter stuck in park or won’t move
- “My shifter is stuck in park”
- “My transmission won’t go into drive”
- “My gear shift is stuck”
- “My car will start and run but my transmission won’t go into gear”
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The next possibility is a failed brake shift interlock solenoid. This solenoid releases the shifter from park when you step on the brake pedal. You can check the solenoid by stepping on the brake pedal and listening for a click sound as the solenoid activates. If you hear the click each time you apply the brakes, then the solenoid is probably fine.
If your car passed both of these tests, the problem is most-likely a broken, plastic part inside the shifter assembly. These plastic pieces break all the time, resulting in a stuck shifter (see image below).
A lot of mechanics just replace the shifter assembly, which costs about $1,200.00 from the dealership! We prefer to save our customers money by replacing the broken, plastic part with a stronger, aluminum one.
IF YOU ARE NOT IN DALLAS TEXAS, please follow the links below. We are having people all over the world calling about this and we don’t have enough time or staff to answer all of these calls.
IF YOU ARE IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH TEXAS area, please feel free to call us for towing and repair.
To view a video on how the repair is done click HERE
Once the shift lock lever is out, measure for the correct lever.
To buy the shifter repair kit click on the links below: