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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
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Car is dead, zero power, can't move shifter out of park, no

Customer Question

car is dead, zero power, can't move shifter out of park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: no brake lights
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2010 forester
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing, i just got off a flight in dallas fort worth airport, car stuck in parking garage
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the vehicle is electrically dead then odds are the battery is dead, especially if this has happened as a result of being in a parking garage for an extended period. The battery may be bad or there could have been an electrical item left on when it was parked.

The first thing that will need to be done is try a jump start. Any towing service will be able to jump start it, many airports have free jump starting service.