New Member Responding---Same problem--SHIFTER STUCK IN PARK--2007 compass. How do I like my compass, well I bought it 2 years ago and a month later I had a bad squeak in suspension, and after a thousand dollars later--replacing (everything) in suspension, I still have a bad squeak. But I do like the 4x4 system it has. thanks jhoss
Welcome to the Forum! Have you had the issue inspected at an FCA dealer? I’ve provided some information in regards to the shifter below. Let me know if you’d like any assistance setting up an appointment.
TSB: 21-013-06 REV. A
SUBJECT:Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Automatic Shifter Diagnostics
2007 (PM) Caliber
**2007 (MK-49/74) Compass/Patriot**
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with an Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) (sales code DAV).
The Automatic Transmission Shifter for 2007 PM and MK vehicles equipped with a CVT
transmission includes several new features:
1. The Shifter’s serpentine pattern does not require the shifter to have a button on the
knob to release it from “Park”. There is a blocking lever within the Shifter that
prevents undesired shifting out of “Park”.
2. The shifter has a solenoid which is actuated by depressing the brake pedal. This
prevents shifting out of “Park” without the brake pedal being depressed. To operate
the solenoid, the ignition must be in the “On” or “Run” position and the brake pedal
must be depressed. The Brake Switch sends a signal to the Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN) and the CCN, in turn, energizes the solenoid that moves the Park Lock
Lever to allow the driver to shift out of 'Park”. On the right side of the Console Pod is
a plug that allows access to the Park Lock Lever for manual operation.
3. The Interlock Cable is attached to a lever within the Shifter that prevents the Shift
Lever from moving out of “Park” without the key (theft prevention). The Interlock
Cable adjustment is preset at the factory. When properly adjusted, the Interlock
System prevents the key being removed from the Key Cylinder when the Shift Lever
is in a position other then “Park”.