Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Shifting out of Park

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

  • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully released.
  • Prevent movement of the shift lever out of P (Park) unless the ignition is in ON/RUN and the brake pedal is applied.

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 on page 10-64.

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 the shift lever still cannot be moved from P (Park), see “Shift Lock Manual Release.” The doors may lock when shifting from P (Park). See Automatic Door Locks on page 2-7.

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