My new Micra does that. It sort of slots partially into reverse but you can tell its not fully engaged because lifting the clutch causes a giant grind and the car doens't move. For me, if I partially lift the clutch up a bit to before the bite and try to put it in reverse now it will engage. But this only happens occasionally when starting the car from cold.
Car not going into reverse easily, is this normal Watch
- 10-04-2013 12:48
(Original post by JC.)
- 10-04-2013 12:56
It isn't the same slot but it may feel similar...
If you have, for example, a newer VW you may find you actually need to put your hand on top of the gear lever and press down and THEN move it into the gate.
Some gear levers have an up and down action as opposed to just left/ right and fore / aft.
As another example, a none overdrive Triumph Spitfire requires you to grip the gearlever like a brandy glass, pull the lever upwards and slot it into the third gear position to engage reverse.
OP - try selecting other gears first then reverse. My car does this, nothing wrong with my gearbox, no wear/tear. It's a fiat though which apparently seem to commonly have this problem.Last edited by Gummibaerchen; 10-04-2013 at 12:58.