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Discovery sport, cant start it keeps saying gear shifter not…

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Discovery sport, cant start...

Discovery sport, cant start it keeps saying gear shifter not in park

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

2016 just bought it used. whats the brake switch

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Discovery Sport yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not fixing it myself. just want to know if i need to take it in.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago
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hello and welcome

have you tried anything yet over than just normal starting?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no i was trying to put it in neutral but the shifter is flush with the console
Auto Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

the vehicle is designed to inhibit start if it is not receiving a proper signal that it is in P or N.

unfortunately it sounds like there is a fault with the shifter itself or the transmission position switch which is preventing it from sending this signal

you can try unhooking the vehicle battery for an hour to reboot all system, but this is very low probability to help, and since you are still in warranty, I would have it fixed by land rover themself

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