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Picked up the Gransport on Saturday and am very happy with the car other than one major point, the Cambiocorsa gearbox.

Now I have driven many manuals over the years, have a tiptronic Cayenne V8 S and have a Peugeot rally car with sequential box, so I hope I know what i'm doing but.....

... I came to a stop yesterday @ traffic lights in a Q of about 10 cars so I thought i'd put the car into neutral, so flap both paddles back, indicator states N. OK so far. When it came to engaging 1st gear, flapped the up paddle, nothing, did it with both my foot on and then off the brake. Nothing. Flapped the paddle quickly to engage, nothing, held the paddle for 1 second, then 5 seconds, nothing. Tried it with the little reverse-1st lever, still nothing. Had to turn off the engine and restart 3-4 times before I could engage 1st. Then it was Ok when moving.

The same happend to my wife last night also.

So we think we're just novices with this box.

So this morning, at a major junction near Canary Wharf, i'm @ traffic lights, so i think it must be OK to leave the car in 1st as I did not want the same problem as last night. After about a minute I think, there's a beep and then it goes into Neutral itself. Same problem happens. I am sitting there like a prat for 10 minutes trying everything, turning the engine on and off. Finally get it going but there was nothing specific I did to getting it into gear. Could not even engage reverse.

You can hear a click from the gearbox in the back when it engages and I could not hear anything.

I really do not want to take the car back after 3 days so I thought I'd post here to see if there were any pears of wisdom.

Any feedback is most greatly appreciated.

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Trying opening and shutting all doors and hood and trunk. There may be a loose connection somewhere. Its a safety precaution Maserati has. It happened to me once the hood was slightly open and it happened.

Good luck.
 

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If this problems happens again you should definitely bring back to be checked. Have heard many comments from Gsport owners here and on other board and if your problem is not due to a door or hood ajar seems out of the norm and might just need a simple fix.
 

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If you keep your foot on the brake when stopped in traffic the cc will not go into neutral automatically. Helps eliminate the embarrasment of not being able to engage a gear while the cc is beeping at you to tell you it is now in neutral.
 

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Hats off to you for keeping your cool !

G'Sport cambiocorsa should work according to the book - mine does - so it has to be a faulty sensor. Even if opening and shutting everything (and stamping fairly hard on the brake pedal) cures it, take it back to the dealer for a thorough check & diagnosis.

Very grateful if you could let us know the outcome just in case we suffer the same embarrassing fate.

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shifting the gransport

make sure you have your foot firmly on the brake pedal.its happened to me a couple of times at the lights but when i applied more preesure to the brake pedal first engaged ok.
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I'm taking it back to Lancaster's tomorrow morning. I keep thinking that I did not keep my foot on the brake but I'm sure I did as I mashed the brake as hard as I could whilst trying to select a gear and nothing happend.

The boot well (where the spare wheel is supposed to be) is swimming with about a litre of water. It was like that when I got it home on Saturday and the toolkit and tyre pressure generator were soaking wet from lying in it. Oddly, there is no discoluration of the lining around the boot which makes me think its coming from underneath. Does not smell though so has not been there that long.

So all in all, not the best start!!

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Your problem could be very simple. My 02 spyder cambiocorsa had a similar problem when I first got it. I had to really push hard on the brake pedal to get it to go into gear from a stop. Push on your brake pedal and watch for your brakelights to come on. If they don't come on or if they come on only with heavy pressure, you need to adjust a small metal tab on the brake pedal that operates the brakelight switch sensor. After I adjusted the sensor, the shifting problem seemed to disappear. I also got the added benefit of having my brakelights come on with 'normal' pedal travel - an obvious safety benefit.
 
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