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I have a 2012 XF, 2.2 diesel. Driving home yesterday there was a whirring noise from the dashboard. I stopped and restarted to see if it would clear. Instead the selector is permanently up and stays on neutral. ‘Gearbox fault” shows and although the engine runs fine, since it’s stuck in neutral it won’t go. Any ideas?
 

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Probably best to start by getting someone to check the fault codes.
 

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I had it recovered to the local garage so I’ll be asking about that tomorrow but I just wondered if there was something obvious.
 

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I have read reports of the gear selector failing and getting stuck in various positions resulting in the selector module needing to be replaced - not a horrendously expensive job. But it is rather speculative until the codes are read. Let us know what the garage says tomorrow.
 

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Well apparently the heat shield came loose, wrapped itself round the prop shaft and pulled some wiring away. Never heard of that before. But at least not ruinously expensive to fix.
 

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Well you learn something new everyday! Glad it was a relatively simple problem to fix and not too expensive. Thanks for updating.
 

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Interestingly I read a post on another forum where the chap was reporting a similar situation where the heat shield had come loose and was rubbing on the prop shaft. So not such an uncommon occurrence!
 
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