Automatic transmission - Vehicles With: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission (4F27E)

Selector lever positions
Selector lever positions

Park P
Reverse R
Neutral N
Drive D
2nd Gear 2
1st Gear 1

Apply the brakes before moving the selector lever and keep them applied until you are ready to move off.

Note: A cold engine has a higher idle speed. This will increase the tendency for your vehicle to creep when you have selected a drive gear.

Press the button on the selector lever to select reverse and park.

The selector lever position will be shown in the information display.


Select park only when your vehicle is stationary.

Apply the parking brake and select park before leaving your vehicle.

Make sure that the selector lever is latched in position.

Note: An audible warning will sound if you open the drivers door and you have not selected park.

In this position, power is not transmitted to the drive wheels and the transmission is locked. You can start the engine with the selector lever in this position.


Select reverse only when your vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle speed.


In this position, power is not transmitted to the drive wheels but the transmission is not locked. You can start the engine with the selector lever in this position.


Select drive to shift automatically through the forward gears.

2nd Gear

Select 2, the transmission will automatically shift between 2nd and 1st gears only.

1st Gear

Select 1, the transmission will select 1st gear only.

Hints on driving with an automatic transmission

Moving off

1. Release the parking brake.

2. Release the brake pedal and press the accelerator pedal.


1. Release the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal.

2. Apply the parking brake.


Press the accelerator pedal fully with the selector lever in the drive position to select the next highest gear for optimum performance. Release the accelerator pedal when you no longer require kickdown.


Note: The transmission is normally in overdrive when drive is selected.

When you are travelling in slow moving

When you are travelling in slow moving traffic or climbing steep gradients there may be a tendency for the transmission to continually shift between 4th and 3rd gears. If this condition should arise switch the overdrive function off.

Note: The transmission will only select between 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears if the overdrive function has been switched off.

Drive modes

The transmission will select the appropriate gear for optimum performance based on ambient temperature, road gradient, vehicle load and driver input.

Emergency park position release lever

Use the lever to move the selector lever from the park position in the event of an electrical malfunction or if your vehicle has a flat battery.

1. Remove the cover.

1. Remove the cover.

2. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot.

3. Push downwards on the screwdriver to release the lever and move the selector lever from the park position.

4. Install the cover.

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