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tamaz22, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  25 years of automotive experience
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I can't get it into gear. It is a 2015 Forester and the ABS,

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I can't get it into gear. It is a 2015 Forester and the ABS
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: phill assist and traction light keep coming on
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Transmission is less then 1 year old
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** give me a moment to review your question and type my reply. Thanks

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 month ago.

Is this an automatic or manual transmission?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 month ago.

Can you check and see if the brake lights are working? Sometimes the fuse for the brake lights will go out and then the shift lock solenoid won't work.

Please check this and let me know.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Break lights work
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 month ago.

Ok, thanks

Please give me just a moment to do a little research here. Basically it's stuck in park correct?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry, I have to open this back up for the other experts. I don't have any good info on this. I think the brake light switch is going to be the issue here. This would cause the abs light to come on and it would stop the shift lock from working properly. I just have zero info so no way to prove it.

Please standby for another expert to pick up the question and don't reply to me or it will lock it back to me. Sorry I am not able to help with this.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Should I pull the battery?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is this going to take 24 hours?
Expert:  tamaz22 replied 1 month ago.

Hi,to remove transmission from park there is a small cover on the shifter remove it and using a thin pen or screw driver press down to release from park,this will get you on your way.I believe you have a brake switch fault here there is a updated switch for this concern.You may still be under warranty if you have less than 36k ,if not bi could still help with installation if necessary

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Charge was approved
Expert:  tamaz22 replied 1 month ago.

Hi, can you try again it will not allow me to contact you over the phone,sorry

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok just got off the phone with them
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Never mine I got it. Thank for your help
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
You can close the ticket
Expert:  tamaz22 replied 1 month ago.

Your welcome