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Shift to Park Warning

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by jwsnell00, August 20, 2012.

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    1. kstateskier

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      Shift to Park warning chime

      Sorry if this has been covered but I couldn't find anything related under the search.

      About a week ago, the "Shift to Park" notification started going off periodically when turning off our '13 Explorer Limited. At first it was just here and there and shifting it out and back to park did the trick. Now it is coming on 90% of the time and wants to keep the car from locking. The car is actually in park.

      Along with this in the last few weeks we also got a check engine notification with 'Check fuel fill inlet' coming up. Anyone had this issue?

      Seems like once we went over 75k the trouble is starting to pile on.

      Any insight would be much appreciated. Planning on taking it to the dealer next week, but kind of want to have an idea of how big of bankroll I'm going to need to bring.
       
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    3. peterk9

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      Welcome to the Forum kstateskier.:wavey:
      A quick 'Search' brought up this existing thread and I have merged yours with it. As for the fuel filler door, have you checked that the little flap inside the filler tube is actually closing all the way? There is also a thread on that; http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394511&highlight=check+fuel+fill

      It would also be helpful in addressing future concerns if you add the model of your Explorer to your profile. That way it always shows in the margin when you post.

      Peter
       
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      this was happen to my ex last week. i had an appoinment to my dealer on monday. my ex has 37000mileage, obvoiusly out of warranty. iddnt get ESP. what would i expect my dealer? do they will change the whole shifter assembly? and how much it would cost me? or just adjust the shifter cable?
       
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      $150 or so for the parts and Id say 1-2 hours of labor.
       
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      Just recently started with the Shift to Park issue and I thought it was me and have been trying different things each day. Today I searched the problem on here, doh!

      Thanks for all the info! Will have to make an appointment tomorrow, 2011 Limited.
       
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      So, I just took my 2014 Explorer Sport into the dealer today as the new shifter they ordered came in. My dealer normally treats me pretty good but as in a few other posts, it appears they installed the wrong shifter. I now have a fatter shifter that looks kinda like the one in my 2013 F150 FX4 with the +/- button on the side that doesn't work BTW. So, after reading this thread it appears that Ford may have a part number issue or its not clear what a dealer should order for a Sport model. I've contacted my service rep and he is going to verify with the parts manager on Monday. He did say that Ford may come back and say that is the new part but that makes no sense since it has non-functioning buttons. That won't fly with most any customer out there. Has anyone who got the wrong shifter on a Sport had the dealer replace it with the right part number? If so, can you provide the right part number that should be ordered?

      Thanks,

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      After a little more research, they ordered CT4Z-7210-KC but I'm thinking they should have ordered CT4Z-7210-FB which would include the shift knob without the +/- button on the side and be the correct size for the Sport.

      All of the parts for the complete shifter kits are the same I believe except for the shift knob. Shift knob part number for CT4Z-7210-FB is BT4Z-7213-FA. I think my dealer should probably just order the correct knob since they already replaced the shifter assembly from the CT4Z-7210-KC kit.

      Am I missing something?

      Thanks,

      Chad
       
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      Mine was fixed today 2011 Explorer Limited, they put in a new shifter with the +/- button. So far all is well and no shift to park issue. The +/- button doesn't do a thing though. :)

      They also did the TSB on my NAV issue with the NAV screen looking like I was driving off the road while I am actually on the road and getting completely lost, hopefully that is fixed as well but it will take a while to see about that. They reprogrammed the GPS if I recall.

      Shift to park cost me $100 which is my deductible on the Premium ESP I have with Ford.
       
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      Why doesn't your +/- buttons work on a limited? Am I incorrect in that all limiteds can manually change gears??? Mine does...

      I just had the GPS update as well and all seems ok so far. I had printed off many pictures including the times showing on MFT that displayed 5+ minutes of "no gps".

      Also had my blind spot monitoring software updated as it was triggering vehicles when there were no cars on the road and had the ambient software update to stop it from defaulting back to ice blue.
       
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      Did you have the shifter in the 'M' position when you tried the +/- switch?

      Peter
       
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      I was wrong!! The +/- works like a charm now that I tried it again. Not sure what I was looking at before, maybe I did have in wrong position?

      Also, did have a no GPS while under heavy tree branches for a while this AM but the NAV was tracking properly. Still will have to test on this but so far good.

      Anyway, so far so good!! Happy Camper! :D
       
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      Why have you posted this 3 times?
       
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      If you took the time to read through the thread, it has been posted many times by me as well as others that the trigger button is the issue and requires the shifter to be replaced.

      Nothing new.. that youtube video he says $1,300... it is a $100 part and an hour of labor if you have the dealer do it.
       
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      Shift to Park caution.

      I get a warning telling me to shift to park from time to time. The thing is that it IS in park. I'm sure it's some sort of a sensor. Does anyone else have this problem?

      Thanks
       
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      As blwnsmoke posted, using the 'Search' feature is the first step before beginning a new thread. I have merged your thread with this one, the one he identified.
      Also, please add the model of your Ex to your profile so it shows in the margin when you post. Thanks.

      Peter
       
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      Shift to Park Issue

      Hi guys,
      I too have just started having this problem on my 2011 Ford Explorer Limited.
      Did anyone get a good and cheap resolution.
      Thanks.
       
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      The part is a little over $100 on the discount sites. Buy it and replace it yourself.
       
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      They haven't put out a TSB on this yet and are still making people out of warranty pay for it themselves??? That's BS. It's an obvious problem, not a recall safety problem, but it is a known issue...
       
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      TSB 15-0047 SHIFT TO PARK OR TRANSMISSION NOT IN PARK MESSAGE – DISCHARGED BATTERY DUE TO SHIFT TO PARK LIGHT ON / UNABLE TO REMOVE IKT
      Publication Date: March 31, 2015
      FORD: 2011-2014 Edge
      2011-2015 Explorer
      2013-2015 Flex, Taurus
      LINCOLN: 2011-2015 MKX
      2013-2015 MKS, MKT
      This article supersedes TSB 14-0209 to add a production fix date.

      Issue

      -2014 Edge, 2011-2015 MKX, Explorer and 2013-2015 Flex, MKS, Taurus vehicles built on or before 12/01/2014, and 2013-2015 MKT vehicles built on or before 03/16/2015 equipped with a floor shift selector lever may exhibit a Shift To Park message, Transmission Not In Park message displayed while the shifter is in park position, or unable to remove the integrated keyhead transmitter (IKT), or a discharged battery due to the Shift to Park light remaining illuminated.


      Action

      Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

      SERVICE PROCEDURE

      Replace the selector lever assembly.
      Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-05.
      Adjust the selector lever cable. Follow the selector lever cable adjustment procedure in the WSM, Section 307-05.
       
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      How come people are still paying out of pocket then?
       
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      Because a TSB is not a recall. TSB are subject to the regular bumper to bumper warranty or ESP coverage. A TSB is just something that Ford recognizes as a possible issue and to help a tech identify or diagnose an issue faster. If there is a known issue, they write up a TSB so a tech can search by the description before wasting time troubleshooting. Lays out step by step what to do and how to fix to aide in a faster repair.

      At the bottom of every TSB:

      "WARRANTY STATUS

      Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage.
      Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool."
       
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      Bought PN CT4Z-7210-KC today (2013 Limited) from local dealer ... $150 including sales tax. Do you know if there are any detailed installation instructions available online? I'm not having any luck locating such. Thanks in advance!
       
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      I haven't seen any but there is a member in this thread that did it him/herself. I believe the side panel just pops off exposing under the center console and would think you could figure it out once the side panel pops off.

      May want to teach through the last 10 pages or so and PM the person who changed it out.
       

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