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Old 12-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SelectShift Automatic - Can't put into gear

Hi Everyone,

I have a 2011 SEL that I just purchased used about a couple of months ago. Love the car. Recently when about to go on a trip in the mountains, I tried putting the care in Manual, but noticed that I could not put the car into gear.

When I try to push the shift knob below D, it simply feels like it physically cannot be moved to M.

I feel stupid asking the question but I feel like I must be missing something simple here.

I assume my car has SelectShift since it has the M gear, and the steering wheel has the shift paddles. I checked the manual, websites, etc and all instruction is to simply push the shift nob to M.

Things I have tried:
Pushing button on side of shift knob
Switching to M from P
Switching to M from D

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can anyone help with this? I know it's a simple question, but I really can't figure it out ha.
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It should go right to M. If you are pressing the button in it should switch right down. I havent driven a new taurus with selectshift, but a drove a 2011 flex with it and had no problem putting it in M.

Car is under warrenty, take it to a dealer see if they can figure it out.


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You might have to press the button but it should go right into M. So I think you have a warranty repair to have the dealer fix.
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Some dealers lock out the manual so that their "runners" can't have fun. It is possible they forgot to remove linkage lock.....just a thought.
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Some dealers lock out the manual so that their "runners" can't have fun. It is possible they forgot to remove linkage lock.....just a thought.
Oooh, I didn't know about that. Does it go on the transmission, in the shift mechanism, or is it electronic? Can you enable that when you bring your car in for service?
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The ones I've seen in the past are on the linkage by the TRS module...usually just clipped on.Limits the throw of the actuator. I have also seen some higher end manual sports cars have 3 and up locked out for test drives=liability issues
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