Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Louisiana, United States
Drives: 2011 Kia Sportage EX
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Stuck in Park Position
While I was out of town yesterday, my sportage was stuck in park. This had happened on several occasions before. Usually I would turn off my car, wait a few seconds, turn the car back on and everything would be okay. Every time it happened, I noticed two lights were lit up on the dashboard (traction control). So after turning my car off several times, I still couldnt get it out of park. My friend found the Shift-lock release on the shifter panel and I was able to release the shifter into the reverse position. It happened again twice after...so annoying.
When I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow, the dealership knew exactly what I was talking about. Sounds like it is a common problem for some owners. Have any of you had issues?