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Old 11-30-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Why won't it go in reverse? - 2011 SS 6-speed

My 2011 Camaro SS worked perfectly one day and then the next morning...an engine light comes on and my 6-speed won't go into reverse without A LOT of pressure to push it into gear. It's definitely not right.

After some research, it seemed like maybe the reverse lockout solenoid is bad? But, I have the same issue whether the car is on or off. If I have the same issue whether the car is running or not, it seems that this wouldn't be an electrical issue, would it?

Is it possible some type of spring is broken or something that's preventing the shifter from going into reverse easily?

There is no gear grinding. The clutch works fine. All the other gears work fine.

I checked a few fuses in the motor fuse bay. It seemed to be that fuses #2 and #19 were related to the transmission and those are fine.

Onstar gave me these error issues and codes:
Fuel system control module p2534

Air induction system p0102

Fuel management system p069e

Transmission system p0801, p080c

Any thoughts on what this could be?
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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http://www.ls2.com/boggs/dtcs/DTC%20P0801.htm
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:03 PM   #3
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Mine just did this. The wires connecting the MAF sensor was touching a pulley. It rubbed enough to cause the red wire to ground and blow a 7.5 Amp fuse. I fixed the wire and replaced the fuse.

This caused the reverse lockout to fail, low voltage to MAF, low voltage to ignition switch, IMl illumination low voltage, fuel pump codes, throttle position sensor code.... All from that from one fuse... Car would jurk randomly like a loss of fuel pressure occurred and it idled rough. I thought something was seriously wrong since I'm surcharged... Thought I would have to retune. I even did the fuse pull, and disconnected the battery before I found the fuse.

This lesson has tought me to look at the fuses first!!!

I just wanted to post my solution to this similar problem for others searching.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:57 PM   #4
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Mine has done this twice with no code. Just goes away on its own and works normally. I think in my case it is a bad reverse lockout.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:04 PM   #5
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Old thread I know but here in Florida we had a cool morning and mine would not go into reverse at all. Managed to roll it out of the driveway and drove it around the block and it was fine so I’m guessing that solenoid was stuck.
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