Automatic transmission shifts without key in ignition or brake on


Asked by Mar 16, 2017 at 01:24 PM about the 2001 Honda Passport 4 Dr EX SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my 2 year old got in my 2001 Honda passport
and was able to pull the shift lever into neutral
without pushing release button, or key in ignition or
foot on brake. I know it didn't used to be able to do
that. But just had transmission rebuilt.  What if
anything was not installed correctly

3 Answers


The shift interlock cable that is either disconnected or broken. I would take it back and have it looked at. For now make sure you use the parking brake until it is repaired.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Agree, take it back to shop so they can inspect and repair. Big safety issue

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Thank you. That's a huge help. I'll take the car back today.

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