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I was wondering if anyone know where to start a repair on a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan that will not shift out of park?

• The “Malfunction Indicator Light” is currently on
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• The “Electronic Stability Control (ESC) light” comes on at the same time as the “Malfunction Indicator Light”.
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• When both lights are on, the van will not shift out of park.

  • Have you had the error codes read? – HandyHowie Feb 29 '16 at 13:12
  • I assume it is still under warranty so it might be best to take it to the authorized service. Possible reason of not getting into gear is to save the car from further damage under the error indication. Problem can range from a simple fuse blowout to clutch/ transmission problems. – Mert Karakaya Feb 29 '16 at 14:57
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    I highly doubt the van will not shift because of the warning lights. Whatever is causing the warnings is also causing it to not shift, and the only thing that I can think of is an electrical problem. Without starting the engine, turn the key all the way on, put your foot on the brake and try to shift to neutral. That should work - otherwise how would you move a dead vehicle to tow it or push it around a workshop? – JPhi1618 Feb 29 '16 at 15:14
  • It sounds like the shift interlock is acting up I'd make sure that the brake lights work. – Ben Mar 1 '16 at 0:03
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    As suggested I took it to the dealer. The break switch failed. Thanks for the suggestions and insights. – Nick Mar 2 '16 at 0:55
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As per OP's comment, the issue was a failed brake switch:

As suggested I took it to the dealer. The break [sic] switch failed. Thanks for the suggestions and insights.

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make sure that the cable that goes to the tranny is not jumped out of its slot. If the gear stick has no resistance and slides like butter then it is pretty evident that the cable might be jumped off of its slot. I had this happen on an old car, but this is newer one they might not be using a cable at all.

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