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Automatic transmission Selector lever positions

Drive Auto Car Shifting the Gear

shifting the gear

Always depress the brake pedal when shifting the selector lever into a selector position from the “P” ( PARK ) or “N”( NEUTRAL ) position.

When beginning to drive, do not shift the selector lever from the “P” ( PARK ) or “N” ( NEUTRAL ) position while depressing the accelerator pedal, doing so is dangerous because the vehicle will “jump” forward or backward.

P : Park

  * Use this position only when the vehicle is completely stopped.
  * Use this position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine.
  * Use this position together with the parking brake.
  * When parking on a hill, first apply the parking brake and then shift into the “P” position.
  * To park vehicle, first bring it to a complete stop, fully engage the parking brake, and then move the selector lever to the “P” (PARK) position.

*You must also press the release button to shift into park. To avoid transmission damage, come to a complete stop before shifting into park. The shift lever must be in park before you remove the key from the ignition switch.
R : Reverse

  * To shift to Reverse from Park, you must press on the brake pedal and have your foot off the accelerator pedal.
  * Press the release button on the side of the shift lever to move it. To shift to Reverse from Neutral, come to a complete stop and then shift. Press the release button before shifting into Reverse from Neutral.

N : Neutral

  * Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. Press on the brake pedal when you are moving the shift lever from Neutral to another gear.

D : Drive

  * Use this position for your normal driving. The transmission automatically adjusts to keep the engine at the best speed for driving conditions.

2 : Second gear

  * Use for hill climbing, engine braking on downhill grades

1 : Low gear

  * Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades.

* Never shift into the “P” (PARK) or “R” (Reverse) position while the vehicle is in motion.

If the lever is shifted into the “P” or “R” position while the vehicle is in motion, the transmission may be damaged.



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