Shift Lever Difficult To Move Out Of Park


Veteran Member
May 21, 2013
Southern California
2015 GSW SEL (totaled), 2013 Touareg Executive
I am experiencing difficulty shifting out of park unless I first shift to neutral, set my ebrake, and then shift to P. If I shift to P, while holding the foot brake down, and then setting the ebrake, I load the AT pawls.

Is this an indicator that I need to recalibrate (regrind) my ebrake, that my shift level needs adjustment, or a mechanical failure somewhere in the drivetrain (possibly a motor or trans mount)?

I'll check the air gap with VCDS and post the numbers this afternoon. Just getting some guidance before I take it back down to the dealer.