Quote Originally Posted by RoarMore View Post
I have a '17 350 and occasionally have problems getting it into reverse. The car is about 3 and a half months old. I will put it back into first, then start over trying to get it in reverse and still no luck. Anyone else have this issue? Should I take it back to the dealer and get it checked out? The car only has about 500 miles on it. Thanks.
Reverse gear in a manual transmission has no synchronizer* to aid in engagement as the forward gears do. Reverse is just 2 gears being pushed together to engage, the gears are cut with a ‘lead in’ to facilitate engagement, but it is possible they line up head to head. To clear the box, shift into neutral (car running) and let out the clutch to rotate the main transmission cluster shaft. This should realign gears and reverse will usually shift right in. (*Forward gears use Double Cone Syncros)