2002 Accord Stuck In Park

johnsalisbury
35

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

5 Answers

Rick_K
85

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.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Rick_K
85

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.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
Penny Mason
30

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.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
You think this is helpful.
johnsalisbury
35

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.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
johnsalisbury
35

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!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 91 Honda Accord shift stuck in park 5 answers

    My 91 Accord will not shift out of park when car is cold...I need to use shift lock release feature. Brake lights work well. After car is driven a few miles...I hear the "click" when brake pedal is ...

    1991 Honda Accord

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Honda won't shift out of park 2 answers

    My 2002 Honda Accord won't shift out of park.. is it a problem with my alarm system? I will check the fuses, but I noticed that the alarm wouldn't set a couple of days before I discovered this probl...

    2002 Honda Accord SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Honda accord stuck in Park with TCS/exclamation mark lit on dash 1 answer

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord and the TCS light and exclamation point came on the dash and the same time my car is locked in Park. My brake lights are out and everything I read said to change the break...

    2003 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 honda accord with surge problem in accelerator 12 answers

    My accord has an extremely intermittent (only twice in five years) problem where it suddenly accelerates on its own when i am pulling into my driveway to park. I have never had it happen any other ...

    1998 Honda Accord EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to get automatic transmission gear shift out of park? 2 answers

    automatic transmission stuck in park on 2002 dodge van?

    2000 Dodge Ram Van 3 Dr 2500 Cargo Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Accord
Looking for a Used Accord in your area?
CarGurus has 68,706 nationwide Accord listings starting at $950.
ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,070
#2 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 910
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,401 Great Deals out of 77,987 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Civic"
1,019 Great Deals out of 63,514 listings starting at $1,199
Used Nissan Altima"
1,368 Great Deals out of 87,594 listings starting at $1,500
Used Acura TL"
356 Great Deals out of 6,768 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Maxima"
581 Great Deals out of 20,972 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,092 Great Deals out of 61,581 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V"
735 Great Deals out of 45,126 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,047 Great Deals out of 64,178 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,451 Great Deals out of 39,150 listings starting at $1,688
Used Toyota Avalon"
309 Great Deals out of 15,568 listings starting at $995
Used Mazda MAZDA6"
285 Great Deals out of 16,378 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Optima"
589 Great Deals out of 38,169 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 950 listings starting at $17,000
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 563 listings starting at $14,995
2012 Honda Accord LX For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 1,756 listings starting at $9,777
2011 Honda Accord LX For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 420 listings starting at $8,785