Jamming shifter.

Tiny
INMYHEART28
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  • 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4,700 MILES
My Elantra had the shifter stuck in neutral. It couldn't be moved. I put the emergency brake on and waited for AAA since I couldn't move the shifter. The tow truck driver was able to release the shifter upon working with it. So I drove it to the dealer and they said that there was a recall, something to do with a switch that has been causing this problem and I had just not gotten my recall notice yet. Well, the shifter is working now after the recall work but I am totally unsure if the problem is fixed. Is there any way to know if I will run into this problem again or is it something where only time will tell?
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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 AT 8:41 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hello,

It sounds like they replaced the shifter assembly but to make sure take a look yourself here are diagrams below to how you how to take it apart so you can tell for sure.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, June 1st, 2013 AT 11:50 PM
Tiny
MHAFE02
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 190,000 MILES
Hi. I have an 02 Hyundai Elentra. The gears had been acting up recently (I had to start the car in nuetral). I checked the middle console to see if anything was stuck under the gears. There was nothing there that I could see, but I sprayed some DW40 and shortly thereafter, the gears were not as finicky. However, it's a few weeks later, and now I can't even get my car into park. When I park, I have to leave my car in reverse and put on the emergency brake. Fortunately, I am able to get my key out when I do this. I have already put a lot of money in this car lately and can't really afford much more. Any idea what this could be? (Note a couple of months ago I did have to get a new battery and alternator.) Thank you.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 2:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Do you mean you are not able to shift into PARK?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 2:17 PM (Merged)

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