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2011 Ford Fiesta sedan: Car was fine I parked at a friends

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2011 Ford Fiesta sedan: Car was fine I parked at a friends for a short while. When I returned key works. Lights work - windows work but car won't start. Cannot move it to put on tow truck. It won't move out of park. It is an automatice. Please help!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome..

My name is MIKE - Im happy to help / advise you ..
Sorry to see you have had a wait.

With this issue, invariably its a faulty brake switch - that is located up by the pedal, that causes it to stick on the shifter.

This can also cause the non start - as it affects by way of a knock on effect, the starter inhibitor switch - which is used on the Auto's....

That / these as above is the usual cause of what you have - but the battery / electrical system should be checked first - as any issues there will also cause the above...

Being an 11 reg it just may be still in warranty - I can check that for you if you wish -

But those are the things to check to get your car working again -

Im very pleased to have helped you - Do let me know if you need anything more --

*** Meanwhile - - >>>> Please do click on the "OK/ Excellent ratings" for me - Thank you in advance for that...

You can and are most welcome to get back to me anytime you might need - clicking the OK ratings does not close you out at all..

Kind Rgds, MIKE.