Prius will not go into gear
I have a 2013 Prius. Today for the 3rd time it will not go into gear. It will start but will not go into gear. I get the following 2 messages which alternate on the dash board: SHIFT TO P POSITION AND PUSH POWER SWITCH TO TURN OFF and P LOCK MALFUNCTION WHEN PARKING, PARK ON FLAT PLACE AND APPLY PARKING BRAKE SECURELY.
The first time it happened I somehow finally got it into gear and really don't know how. The second time it happened we tried everything we could think of, pressing the parking brake and releasing, getting in and out of the car, taking the car in and out of gear, turning the car on and off,................ finally I got out of the car with my key and the car turned off and got in my husbands truck which was a parking place away from my car, my husband went to the back of my car and pushed the car rocking it back and forth then got back in my car without the key and powered it on and put it in gear. We were amazed that it started without the key but I immediately drove it to the Toyota Dealership to get it checked out but they couldn't find the problem and could only advise me to have it towed in next time so they could see it while it was having the problem. So here I am here today for the 3rd time with the same problem waiting on the tow truck. The other problem I had today was getting the car to power off. Before I could leave the car I had to turn it off and it took me probably 15 minutes of fooling around with the power button and getting in and out of the car with the key to finally get it to turn off. If anybody has any idea what this is about please post.