Shifter will move from park without pressing the brake or even turning the engine on.
I learned a very scary fact about my car yesterday afternoon. I had just picked up my 10 year old cousin from school and needed to run by the grocery store before returning home. My cousin did not want to come inside with me, so I cracked the windows and left him in the car. When I come back outside I am shocked to find my car in the grass right behind the spot I left it in. My cousin was behind my bird trying to push it back where I left it! Hilarious I know, but dangerous never the less. So after I move the car back into an appropriate spot, I have to ask him how this happened. He said that he was sitting in the passenger seat and simply pressed the button on the shifter and moved it down into reverse. I checked and he was not lying. I am able to shift into any gear without even having to start the car. No brake petal or anything like that either. So the question is, how do I fix this? I mean I know not to leave him in the car anymore, but the whole shifter moving without the brake petal thing. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but my shifter does not light up at all either. It is a 1995 Ford Thunderbird with a 4.6 v8 and an automatic transmission. Thanks in advanced! -Kevin
1995 Thunderbird LX V8 (Zapdos)