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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

WARNING

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is stationary. Select Park (P). Apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB). Switch the engine off. The vehicle can move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected, which may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

Never select P while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select Reverse (R) while the vehicle is in forward motion. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select a forward gear while the vehicle is moving backward. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Do not press the accelerator pedal when making a gear selection. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Do not allow the vehicle to remain stationary for a prolonged period, with a drive gear selected and the engine running. In this event, always select P or Neutral (N) and apply the EPB. The vehicle may move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected.

NOTES

The electronically-controlled automatic transmission adapts its shift schedule based on driver inputs, along with environmental and road conditions. The transmission is self-learning.

The message center displays the current gear selection status. The appropriate indicator lamp on top of the gear selector, illuminates to confirm selection.

NOTES

When the gear selector is released after normal operation, it returns to the central position, except for when in the Sport (S) position.

NOTES

If the driver’s door is opened with the transmission engaged in Reverse (R), Drive (D), or Sport (S), then Park (P) is automatically selected.

  1. Press to select Park (P). The P indicator lamp illuminates to confirm. Select P before switching the engine off.

    NOTES

    P can be selected from any gear selector position.

    NOTES

    P cannot be selected by manually moving the gear selector.

    NOTES

    If the engine is switched off with N selected, the system waits for 10 minutes before selecting P. The procedure allows the vehicle to be conveyed through a car wash and should not be used for vehicle recovery purposes.

  2. When the vehicle is stationary, press the brake pedal before selecting D, N, or R.

  3. With the brake pedal still applied, press the release button to allow the gear selector to be moved:

    A rearward movement to select D.

    A short forward movement to select N.

    A longer forward movement to select R.

    NOTES

    The release button is required for all gear selections, except for when selecting N from D or R, and when selecting S from D or, D from S.

  4. While in D, move the gear selector one side movement to select S.

    NOTES

    Reverse this action to return to D.

  5. To select manual gear changes while in S, pill the gear selector backward for up-shifts and forward for down-shifts. The message center displays the manual gear selection statue.

    The relevant gear selector indicator shows the status of manual gear selection:

    Continuous illumination confirms the driver's gear change request has been recognised and selected.

    On or off flashing confirms the driver's gear change request has been recognised but not selected.

  6. Paddle shifts: Allows manual gear selection while in D or S. Lightly pull the left paddle for down-shifts, or lightly pull the right paddle for up-shifts. To exit manual mode, pull and hold the right paddle shift for approximately 1 second to return directly to the previous automatic operation in D or S.

    NOTES

    The paddle shifts can be configured to be active in both D and S, or active in S only, via the Vehicle Settings menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL.

    Paddle shift use can be effective when rapid acceleration and engine braking are required.

    A gearshift indicator warning lamp illuminates briefly at the recommended (up-shift) gear change point. See GEARSHIFT (GREEN).

    If the gear selector remains in the D position, temporary use of the manual gear selection mode is held while the driver is accelerating, decelerating, cornering or continuing to request gearshift changes via the steering wheel paddle.

    NOTES

    If continued use of the Sequential shift gear selector paddles is required, select S.