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Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
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Experience:  20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
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My car is stuck in park. I tried the manual override with

Customer Question

My car is stuck in park. I tried the manual override with the shift lock and it is still
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: Nothing
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2014 sentra
JA: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried the manual override by pushing down the shift lock button but still nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No... that's the only thing
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

What are you using to press in the Emergency override for the shifter to release it from park?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was able to unlock it temporarily with a small screw driver. If I put it back into park it still locks up
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Ok.. Can you tell me if the brake lights work when you step on the brake pedal?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
they do.
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

If the brake lights work, then the issue is the shift lock solenoid which is part of the shifter assembly. So the shifter assembly would need to be replaced to resolve your issue.