cold weather shift problem

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Hi, I just joined as I bought a 2009 this fall and I an having a problem with the stick shift freezing.  The temp has been a high of 0 and a low of -16 degrees F for the last 3 days and I have not been able to get it out of P.  Finally today I let it run for about an hour with the heat going an then it worked fine.  My question is - has anyone one else had this problem and is there a way to stop it from happening in the future.  I have an '09 with gas engine and 90,000 miles on it.

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Sounds like a brake lamp switch issue.  If your brake lights fail to work when the car is stuck in Park, confirmed it is the switch.  I am on my 3rd switch in my 2011.  The first 2 were affected by cold and moisture.  To completely stop the issue, you would need a new switch.


Here is a video on how to defeat the park lock.


A large universal floor mat fitted to keep snow off the carpet is a good idea.

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