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I have a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring (4cyl / automatic / 95K miles) that has a loose gear shifter.

These are my symptoms:
  • Gear shifter is very loose especially between Neutral and Drive. I have to firmly push it to D or N and it will still be loose.
  • Park and Reverse feel most normal; 3rd to 2nd little tight.
  • Practically impossible to move the shifter between 2nd to 1st.
  • Display will go blank at least once while moving the shifter and can often stay blank.
  • Display often misreads D for N, R for D, etc.
  • Display was not an issue at first but now goes blank or misreads each time I start up and move the shifter.
  • Transmission does not slip out of gear when driving
  • Transmission shifts fine when driving.
  • Car got stuck in Park a few times.
  • Brake lights function normally.
  • No check engine light, no ABS light and no Transmission lights have come on.

I Checked
  • Neutral safety switch nuts were not loose nor too tight. No rust and visually it seemed to operate ok.
  • Car has not gotten stuck in Park since I removed and put back the neutral safety switch (may be coincidence?) but every other problem remains.

    Would this issue likely be a worn bushing at the gear shifter or a bad neutral safety switch?
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