2018 Seat Arona my seat arona automatic gets stuck in park ?

Car: Seat Arona
Year: 2018
Variant: SE Technology 1.0 TSI
Categories: Gearbox & Clutch
About once a week my car gets stuck in PARK with no ignition working, and a sign saying : '' Only leave vehicle in position P. Please visit workshop." After a minute or two it all works fine again! The Seat garage tested the circuitry and concluded the gear selector housing is faulty,- a £1500 job to replace. The car has only done 28,000 miles. Can this really be the problem and only solution ?
Posted: Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
If the diagnostic scan shows a fault code for that , hard to dispute but not good for a car of that mileage / year . Is it possible to jiggle the gear selector whilst holding key in start position and see if it starts ?
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
If the diagnostic scan shows a fault code for that , hard to dispute but not good for a car of that mileage / year . Is it possible to jiggle the gear selector whilst holding key in start position and see if it starts ?
Wow, that was a speedy reply , - much appreciated . No, it doesn't jiggle ; its locked solid when this happens . Thanks for replying!
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
There are a few fuses related to the automatic gearbox / lever you could check to see if ok and seated all right but a long shot

Seat Arona (2018) – fuse box diagram
Year of production: 2018

Fuses to the left of the instrument panel
Fuse Ampere rating [A] Circuit protected
1 20 Tow Hook
2 20 Cigarette lighter /Power point
3 30 Sound amplifier
6 40 Central locking
8 30 Heating fan/Climatronic
10 20 Tow Hook
11 7,5 CNG Solenoid Valves
13 7,5 Lights switch, steering column LSS and SMLS, diagnostic port, rain/light sensor
14 10 Steering column LSS: wiper controls
15 7,5 Instrument panel
16 40 Right Lights Power Supply
17 30 Right Door Window Control
18 30 Windscreen wipers
19 25 Radio, Multimedia System
20 30 Heated Rear Window
21 30 SCR Control Unit
23 7,5 Rear View Camera
24 5 Connectivity Box, external audio source wiring (Double USB-Aux IN), telephone amplifier, MIB display
25 7,5 Steering Column Electronics (MFL)
26 7,5 Gateway
27 7,5 Active Suspension Control Unit
28 7,5 DWA Sensor
29 7,5 DWA Horn
31 7,5 9AA/9AB climate control unit
15 9AK Climatronic control unit
32 7,5 Steering Column LSS, without Kessy
33 30 Left Door Window Control
35 40 Left Lights Power Supply
36 20 Signal Horn
37 30 Heated seats control unit
38 30 BCM Power C63
39 10 BSD, PDC, MRR
40 7,5 Lights switch, diagnostic port, headlight range control, steering column LSS: Lights, halogen headlights, reverse light switch
41 7,5 Regulation of unfolded exterior mirrors
42 7,5 Clutch pedal, ignition relays, CNG relay coil, AC pressure sensor
43 15 DWP relay coil, rear window wiper motor, heated nozzles
44 7,5 Airbag
45 7,5 Leimo Plus left headlight
46 7,5 Leimo Plus right headlight
48 7,5 Steering Column Lock, Kessy Control Unit
49 7,5 SCR Relay Coil
53 7,5 Automatic gearbox lever, ZSS
58 7,5 Double Water Pump
59 10 Heated rear view mirrors
60 30 Tow Hook
61 30 Tow Hook


Fuse arrangement in engine compartment
Fuse Ampere rating [A] Circuit protected
1 10 MPI Engine Injection Module
15 TSI Engine Injection Module
30 Diesel Engine Injection Module
2 7,5 Fuel metering valve (TJ4/T6P/TJ7), Low temperature coolant pump (TJ4/T6P/TJ7); Oil Pressure Regulating Valve (TJ1), Coolant Valve AGR (TJ1), High and Low Water Bumps (TJ1), SCR relay coil
3 15 Lambda probes
4 15 Petrol engine pump relay (MPI), Gauge control unit (TSI and Diesel)
5 15 Pressure transducer, EPW Solenoid Valve, TOG Sensor, PWM Electric fan, Camshaft Control Valve, Active Carbon Tank Valve and Oil Pressure Regulating Valve (TSI)
6 30 Ignition coils (MPI and TSI)
7,5 Glow plug relay, Suction hose resistance (Diesel)
7 15 Vacuum pump (TSI)
8 10 Injectors and EKP Relay Coil (MPI and CNG), Fuel Metering Valve (Diesel)
9 7,5 Servo sensor
10 7,5 Vref Battery: Gateway, BDM and BCM
14 15 Engine Injection Module, Main Engine Relay, ESC
15 30 Automatic Gearbox DQ200 and AQ160
17 7,5 50 Diag
18 30 Starter Motor
20 60 ESC (Pump)
40 ABS (Pump)
21 25 ESC/ABS (Valves)
24 30 TH4 Electric fan without A/C for moderate climate countries
25 20 TH4 fan with A/C or T5I for moderate climate countries
40 PTC1
26 50 TJ1/TJ4/TJ7/T6P or TH4/T5I Electric fan for warm climate countries
27 30 TH4 fan with A/C or T5I for moderate climate countries
40 PTC2
28 40 PTC3
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
Might want to check the switch / plug / wiring at selector or use this if it gets worse and you get stuck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHGGCy3irQU
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
Well, thanks again for a very comprehensive reply . Mmm... too many fuses! Strange that this problem occurs sporadically .
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)
This one would be the most likely if any ( oh if it would be so simple , lol )


53 7,5 Automatic gearbox lever, ZSS
Posted Oct 31, 2023 (7 months ago)

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