Automatic transmission models

Change the shift position in accordance with your driving needs.

■ Shift lever positions

You cannot turn the ignition switch to LOCK

You cannot turn the ignition switch to LOCKand and remove the key unless the shift lever is in .

The vehicle may move forward very slightly even in while the engine is cold.

Depress the brake pedal firmly and, when necessary, apply the parking brake.

■Shift Lever Operation

NOTICE

NOTICE

When you change the shift lever from and to vice versa, come to a complete stop and keep the and vice versa, come to a complete stop and keep the brake pedal depressed.

Operating the shift lever before the vehicle has come to a complete standstill can damage the transmission.

Use the shift lever position indicator to check the lever position before pulling away.

Whichever position the shift lever is in when driving, a blinking (D indicator indicates a transmission problem.

Avoid sudden acceleration and have the transmission checked by a dealer as soon as possible.

The fuel supply may be cut off if you drive at engine speeds in or over the tachometer’s red zone (engine speed limit). If this happens, you may experience a slight jolt.

It may not be possible to operate the shift lever if the brake pedal is applied while the shift lever release button is held down.

Depress the brake pedal first.

■Sequential Shift Mode

Use the paddle shifters to change between 1st and 5th gears without removing your hands from the steering wheel. The transmission will switch to the sequential shift mode.

■ When the shift lever is in The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode momentarily, and the gear:
The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode momentarily, and the gear position indicator will come on.

Once you start traveling at a constant speed, the sequential shift mode will automatically switch off, and the gear position indicator will go off.

Hold the seconds to return to normal drive. paddle shifter for two seconds to return to normal drive.

■ When the shift lever is in The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode, and the M (sequential shift):
The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode, and the M (sequential shift) indicator and gear position indicator will come on. At speeds of 6 mph (10 km/h) or less, the vehicle automatically shifts down into 1st gear. It will not automatically shift up, even if vehicle speed increases.

You can only pull away in 1st or 2nd gear.

When switching out of the sequential shift mode, move the shift lever from . When the sequential shift to mode is canceled, the sequential shift mode indicator. When the sequential shift mode is canceled, the sequential shift mode indicator and shift indicator go off.

■ Second gear lock mode
If you pull the while stopped or driving at 6 mph (10 km/h) or less, paddle shifter while stopped or driving at 6 mph (10 km/h) or less, the gear position will be locked in 2nd gear. This makes it easier to pull away on slippery surfaces such as snow covered roads.

To cancel the 2nd gear lock mode, pull the lever paddle shifter, or move the shift lever from . to ■Sequential Shift Mode Operation.

■Sequential Shift Mode Operation

Each paddle shift operation makes a single gear

Each paddle shift operation makes a single gear change.

To change gears continuously, release the paddle shifter before pulling it again for the next gear.

Recommended Shift Points
Use this table as a guideline for efficient fuel economy and effective emission control.

If the gear position indicator blinks when you try to

If the gear position indicator blinks when you try to shift up or down, this means your vehicle speed is not in its allowable gear shifting range.

Slightly accelerate to shift up and decelerate to shift down while the indicator is blinking.

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