2002 Accord Stuck In Park


Asked by johnsalisbury Jul 17, 2007 at 01:48 AM about the 2002 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can use the Shift Lock Release button to get the car out of park, but it gets stuck again when I park the car.  The brake lights are also not working.  I saw another post with the same problem posted, but no root cause. Thanks.  jdsalisbury@yahoo.com

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John - I've just experienced the same problem with my '02 Accord LX this past week. As a matter of fact, I didn't realize the brake lights were not working until I after reading your post. The car has 112K and this is the first problem I've really had.

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John - it was the brake light switch that caused both problems. $34.27 for a new switch from the local Honda dealer and the issue is over.

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Penny Mason

Had same problem with 2005 Accord. Turned out to be a bad brake lite fuse. $5.00 fix. Amazing, immediately was able to get car out of park and had brake lights as well.

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That sneaky little release button kept getting stuck but it was very intermittent. Had to keep a little screwdriver handy to press the button, which is hidden under the rubber boot that surrounds the emergency brake handle.

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Thanks to all and others please keep posting answers you find to help out others. I really believe these cars willbbecome classics. When I was in Puerto Rico in 2004 literally 25% of drivers in the company parking lot were these cars!

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