Why do I have to use a screwdriver on the release button every time to get out of park

Asked by Mar 12, 2014 at 02:10 PM about the 2002 Kia Sedona EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Kia Sedona

2 Answers


Your Transmission shift solenoid switch is worn and needs replacing.


I had a similar problem where the release button would not depress to get out of park. I took the handle off and discovered that a little plastic tab had broken off inside the handle and was binding up the button. After removing the unneeded tab it works as good as new.

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