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  Thumbs down 08 Avenger won't shift out of park? - Posted: 07-25-2011, 02:51 AM
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My son has an 08 Avenger. He was driving it today, stopped at a Speedway to get something to drink, came back out of store and it won't shift out of park. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated.
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 Posted: 07-25-2011, 02:02 PM
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Your Park lock-out broke, its a little plastic piece on the shifter, There is a recall on this from DODGE, You can get it out of park by removing the trim ring and use a screwdriver to move the park lock-out on the side of the shifter.
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 Posted: 07-25-2011, 02:07 PM
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i had that same prob on my scion tc i put in some aftermarket taillights and the gear box wouldnt let me move the shifter,,till u pry up the little plastic piece on the shifter assembly and push in the little plastic square then i could freely move the shifter in and out of drive,,it turned out to be a safety gizmo tied to the cars electrical,,,it didnt see the same resistance i guess with the led taillights so it triggered a moving hazard signal withen the cars computer and locked me out electronically on the transmission
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http://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/A..._lock_up.shtml


this is prob your problem
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 Posted: 07-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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This happened on my 2008 Jeep Patriot as well, one time, and has never happened again. All it took was releasing the lever which on the Patriot (and Caliber/Compass) is accessible on the right side of the center console next to the shifter. I was lucky to have my laptop with me when it happened and searched a couple forums for a quick answer. I understand this is common on Hondas of certain years, too. But it was a first-time occurrence for me and had me pretty upset with that Jeep til I figured it out.
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Copyright 2010, Chrysler Group LLC, All Rights Reserved
August 2010
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Customer Satisfaction Notification K16
Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Interlock Spring
2007-2008 (JS) Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Sedan
NOTE: This notification applies only to the above vehicles equipped with an
automatic transmission (sales code DFF or DG2) built through March 18, 2008
(MDH 031823).
The transmission gear shift lever interlock spring retainer hook on about 278,000
of the above vehicles may break. A broken interlock spring retainer hook will
result in the inability to move the gear shift lever out of the “PARK” position.
The transmission gear shift lever interlock spring retainer hook must be inspected.
Hooks that do not pass the inspection criteria must have a steel reinforcement clip
installed.
Models
IMPORTANT: Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer used vehicle
inventory. Dealers should complete this repair on these vehicles before retail
delivery. Dealers should also perform this repair on vehicles in for service.
Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.
Subject
Repair
Customer Satisfaction Notification K16
Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Interlock Spring Page 2
Part Number Description
CETKK160AA Clip, Spring Retainer Hook Reinforcement
Each package contains one spring retainer hook reinforcement clip.
Each dealer to whom vehicles in the recall were assigned will receive enough
Spring Retainer Hook Reinforcement clips to service about 20% of those vehicles.
Part Number Description
68083523AA Spring Retainer Hook Reinforcement Package
Each package contains the following components:
Quantity Description
1 Clip, Spring Retainer Hook Reinforcement (same as CETKK160AA)
1 Spring, Interlock Return
NOTE: This package is only required if the shifter hook has already broken,
the shift lever is stuck in the “PARK” position and the interlock spring is
missing. Very few vehicles are expected to have this condition.
No special tools are required to perform this repair.
Parts Information
Special Tools
Customer Satisfaction Notification K16
Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Interlock Spring Page 3
A. Install Reinforcement Clip (Chrysler Sebring Convertible & Sedan)
1. Apply the park brake and place the shift lever in the “NEUTRAL” position.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3. Pull up on the shifter knob and remove it from the shifter lever (Figure 1).
4. Using a trim stick, carefully remove the chrome oval trim ring from the shifter
console (Figure 1).
5. Starting at the bottom edge of the HVAC control knob center bezel, use a
plastic trim stick to unsnap the bezel (Figure 1)
CAUTION: There are molded tabs in the top corners of the center bezel.
Use care no to break them during center bezel removal.
Service Procedure
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 Posted: 09-02-2011, 02:59 AM
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My car was recently stuck in the park, and it was all that was wrong was in the top of the shifter when you press the button was a little loose. All I had to do was take about the top of the shifter with the button and replace it and better, so it worked perfectly. was an automatic, I do not think you have this problem with a gear lever.
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