why does my gearshift stick when trying to go in reverse on my 2009 Toyota Camry

Asked by Oct 27, 2016 at 01:27 PM about the 2009 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It sometimes becomes necessary to stomp on the brake hard before my car will shift into reverse

3 Answers


Just a guess but the shifter linkage may need adjusting. Has your car been in an accident?


What Engine and Transmission? Mileage? Any Maintenance/Repair done lately?


As a safety feature you have to step on the brake before you can shift out of park. Does this problem only occur when shifting out of park? If so there is a linkage that is out of adjustment.

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