Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
hey there, we see this from time to time.
If the shifter will move from park to drive or reverse normally, but there is no engagement at the transmission, then the linkage might have come loose. The linkage is a lever at the passengers side of the transmission and is held on by a large but at retainer that looks like a castle nut. Check to see if it became disconnected. We see this from time to time.
Once your wife used the shift lock release (that you referred to as override) and placed the vehicle in gear, did it drive normally.
Ok so the vehicle is actually SHIFTING, once you use the release. The shifter is just not releasing when pressing the brake like its supposed to.
This is a faulty shift lock release solenoid.
First thing you want to check is the brake lamps and see if they are working. Since the brake switch is what tells it to release.
it "could" be effected by the remote start if the brake switch is wired into the remote start, which it very well may be, but i would check the obvious reasons first since they are more likely to be the fault especially if it was working fine with the remote start earlier.
So like i said.
Verify the brake lamps work. If they do not, then you need a new brake switch to fix your problem.
If the brake lamps work, then you need to access the shift lock solenoid in the console and simulate power/ground to the terminals and see if it operates, or use a volt meter and check for the power and the ground when pressing brake. If the signals are there, then the solenoid is bad.
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