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C-Max will not move in gear

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#1 OFFLINE   eonore


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:29 AM

This morning when I when to use my 2013 C-Max, I found it with a dead battery.   I went to jump it as I have done in the past, and the car woke up.  I disconnected the jumper, and went to put the car in gear to pull out of my garage.  Nothing happened.   The dash showed that the car was in reverse, but the car would not move.   I tried drive, and the result was the same.  All the dash lights were on and the only thing abnormal was that the check engine light was on.   I am going to arrange to get it towed to the dealership tomorrow, but if anyone has any thoughts before I call them, I would really appreciate the information.





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#2 OFFLINE   kyledamron


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:11 AM

Was it in the ready to drive? I've done that a few times without realizing that it didn't actually register that my foot was on the brake.

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#3 OFFLINE   Bill-N


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:38 AM

A couple of weeks after I had the transmission replaced on my 2013, I had a situation where the car wouldn't shift into gear.  Dealer fixed it.  I suspect that a clip or some such that fastens the shift cable to the transmission was broken or had come loose (or wasn't reattached properly in the first place).  So. if the shift lever moves unusually easily, this might be the problem, in which case it's easily repaired


My 2 cents.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

Was it in the ready to drive? I've done that a few times without realizing that it didn't actually register that my foot was on the brake.

Yeah, that

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