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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, Trans Specialist
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Ml 500 gear stuck in D moves to R and dont go to P, 2007, ml

Customer Question

ml 500 gear stuck in D moves to R and dont go to P
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: 2007
JA: What is the model of your '07 Mercedes?
Customer: ml 500
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet checked back light it works pushed brakes and tried to shift gear it just goes to D or N and dont go to R or n car dont start
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the shifter is physically unable to move to reverse or park then you could have a mechanical failure in the shifter, it could possibly be the shift cable, it could be a mechanical failure in the transmission, or there could be something foreign blocking movement at either end. It isn't uncommon for a foreign object to fall down into the shifter.

Is it something you're hoping to repair yourself?