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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Driving and Operating / Starting and Operating / Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)

This vehicle is equipped with a shift lock control. The shift lock control is designed to:

The shift lock control is always functional except in the case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than 9‐volt) battery.

If the vehicle has an uncharged battery or a battery with low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Starting.

To shift out of P (Park):

1. Apply the brake pedal.

2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN.

3. Press the shift lever button.

4. Move the shift lever to the desired position.

If still unable to shift out of P (Park):

1. Fully release the shift lever button.

2. Hold the brake pedal down and press the shift lever button again.

3. Move the shift lever to the desired position.

If you still cannot move the shift lever from P (Park), consult your dealer or a professional towing service.

The doors may lock when shifting from P (Park). See Automatic Door Locks.

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