Automatic transmission

WARNING:
It is not possible to tow-start or push-start a vehicle fitted with an automatic transmission. See Using booster cables.

Selector lever positions
Selector lever positions

Park P
Reverse R
Neutral N
Drive D
S mode and manual shifting S

WARNING:
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.

Park

WARNINGS:
Select park only when your vehicle is stationary.

WARNINGS:
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 driver's door and you have not selected park.

Note: The battery saver will deactivate the warning chime after a period of time.

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.

Reverse

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

Neutral

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.

Drive

Select drive to shift automatically through the forward gears.

Manual shifting - Vehicles with a 4F27E transmission

WARNING:
Do not hold the selector lever permanently in – or +.

CAUTION:
The transmission will automatically downshift when the engine speed is too low and upshift when too high.

Note: A shift will occur only when the vehicle speed and the engine speed are appropriate.

Move the selector lever to position S.

Push the selector lever forwards to shift down and pull it backwards to shift up.

Gears may be skipped by moving the selector lever repeatedly at short intervals.

Manual mode also provides a kickdown function. See Kickdown.

Sport mode and manual shifting - Vehicles with a 6DCT450 transmission

Note: A shift will occur only when the vehicle speed and the engine speed are appropriate.

Note: In Sport mode the transmission operates as normal but gears are selected more quickly and at higher engine speeds.

Sport mode

Activate Sport mode by moving the selector lever to position S. Sport mode will remain active until either you shift manually up or down the gears or return the selector lever to position D.

Manual shifting

WARNING:
Do not hold the selector lever permanently in – or +.

CAUTION:
The transmission will automatically downshift when the engine speed is too low and upshift when too high.

Push the selector lever forwards to shift down and pull it backwards to shift up.

Gears may be skipped by moving the selector lever repeatedly at short intervals.

Manual mode also provides a kickdown function. See Kickdown.

Drive modes

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

Kickdown

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

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.

CAUTION:


CAUTION:
Take care when lifting up the hinged cover.

Lift up the hinged cover in the centre console next to the selector lever with a small flat bladed tool.

With a suitable object push down the


With a suitable object push down the locking lever in the slot and simultaneously move the selector lever out of the P position.

Note: If position P is selected again, this procedure must be repeated.

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