It's possible that the magnet may have come loose and is causing the shifter to bind. Not likely if your tiptronic function still works.Sometimes my shiftier locks in park and wont allow me to shift it back into neutral, reverse or drive. I was wondering if the magnets being out of place would effect it. Thought i would mention that my abs light is on and maybe that was causing the problem...
any advice would be great!
99 passat 1.8t Auto
I would take it apart and check for coins or other debris in the shift gate. I would also listen for the shift lock solenoid to activate when you step on the brake. A bad brake switch or a bad solenoid could keep the shifter locked in park.