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Shifter Stuck In Park Position

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
122,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had whole new system put into car (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152008

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles


Never again. first I was down on my luck and took it because I had one other choice. Five Months later the transmission got stock in park with me and my friends at the Shopping Plaza, I had to force it to move and it reminded in park permanently. I junk it, it avoid any more problems. ASAP

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 252003

(reported on)

Grand Prix SE

  • 60,000 miles

Everytime I drove my car, I had to use a pen (or similar object) to push in the emergency shift lock button, hold it there while I used my other hand to move the shifter into drive or reverse, making sure to keep my brake pedal down too. What a project, especially if you dropped or lost the pen! It took the dealership 3 days and 2 seperate trips there to have the problem fixed.

- , Falmouth, MA, USA

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