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My 2003 Honda Accord V-6 is stuck in Park position, ignition

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My 2003 Honda Accord V-6 is stuck in Park position, ignition turns on but will not move from Park. Also I noticed recently the key is hot to the touch at removal. My Battery needed a jump Sat. Took it to the dealer yesterday for Express Service and they said battery was OK but I got a new battery anyway. Today, the car is locked in the Park position. All within a few days. What is the likely cause and fix? Is any of this covered by a recall?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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There is a safety recall for the key interlock but it is not for your problem. The recall corrects a problem where the key can be removed with the shift lever out of park. You can enter your VIN HERE to see if this recall has been done. It sounds like your key interlock solenoid is stuck on since the key is warm and the battery is going dead. There is a specific test to confirm if this is the cause of your problem. To know for sure the ignition key interlock system needs to be properly diagnosed.

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