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I purchased a pre-owned Audi A6 with 50,000 miles from the 'business name removed' in Jacksonville FL inn 01/10. I have had problems with the gear shift getting "stuck" in park ever since. I could press the "override" button with a screw driver to get the gear shift to move. It was taken to the local Audi service dept in Orange Park FL. They supposedly "fixed" the problem. However, it now will not go into park without forcing. So, its back at the Audi service dept. This is about the 4th time I have had it there. Can you give me info so I can talk intelligently to them about this?

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Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Lanita, I hear your frustration. Im not sure what year your car is. There was trouble with the transmission, the first year A6 came out, so check your VIN number to see if you have a technical service bulletin (TSB). From my experience, the "gear shift getting stuck in park" can have a few different causes. One being the transmission. Also, check to see if the brake light switch is working, or if there is worn linkage on the shifter. I feel like im sending you on a wild goose chase. You know what, get a second opinion. Your car really needs to be looked at. Once your comfortable with the diagnosis, Then, bring the car back to the place that fixed it the first time and either fix it, or give you a refund. has recommended some great shops in your area. Im sorry I could not be more help. Mechanically yours, Audra

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Lanita, The way this works it that you need to put your foot on the brake to allow you to put the vehicle in gear. There is a switch on the brake pedal that activates and lets you move the gear shifter. Most likely there is a problem with the brake pedal switch or it's connection to the shifter. If they replace the switch and you still have the problem then they should check the transmission for a shifting problem. Hope this helps. Lori Johnson

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