Fixing Issue: Car won't turn off. It doesn't realize it's in park.

Fixing issue: car won't turn off (radio runs, screen off, shift into park noitce, can't lock car), it doesn't realize it's in park...issue applies to both Mazda6 and CX-5

i have a 2014 mazda 6 itouring, the issue below has been going on for a year now: when i put the car in park, and turn the car off:
-engine shuts off BUT:
-it tells me to put the shifter in park.
-dash board shows the car in park
-display and radio stay on
-can't lock car

temp fix:
-i then have to push the button (without pushing brake pedal = not starting car),
-push the shifter sideways a couple of times and then push the button and the car turns off.
-It now got to the point, where the temp fix was no longer worked

proper fix:
turns out there is a park position sensor...the rubber at the end of the switch becomes too soft and it doesn't push in any the car thinks that its still in a shifted position and it does not turn off. here is a video of what i did to fix the issue:

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2019 CX-5 Touring
Until you get the fix, try pushing the gear shift to Park and hold it against the side. Then release it and it will jump to its normal Park resting position. This worked for me until I traded it in. I pitied the new owners.