Depress the brake pedal and the unlock button when shifting.
Press the unlock button when shifting.
The shift lever can be shifted freely
Automatic transmission operation
The automatic transmission has 8 forward speeds and one reverse speed.
The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the balance between the fuel economy and the power.
The first few shifts on a new vehicle, if the battery has been disconnected, may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and the shifting sequence will adjust after shifts are cycled a few times by the TCM (Transmission Control Module) or PCM (Powertrain Control Module).
For smooth operation, depress the brake pedal when shifting f r om N (Neutral) to a forward or reverse gear.
The vehicle may slip causing an accident.
The indicator in the instrument cluster displays the shift lever position when the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ON position.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into P (Park). This position locks the transmission and prevents the front wheels from rotating.
The transmission may be damaged if you shift into P (Park) while the vehicle is in motion.
Use this position to drive the vehicle backward.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into or out of R (Reverse); you may damage the transmission if you shift into R while the vehicle is in motion, except as explained in "Rocking the vehicle"
The wheels and transmission are not engaged. The vehicle will roll freely even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or service brakes are applied.
Do not drive with the shift lever in N (Neutral).
The engine brake will not work and lead to an accident.
Always park the vehicle in "P" (Park) for safety and engage the parking brake. If left in "N" (Neutral), the vehicle may move and cause serious damage and injury.
After the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button has been turned off, the electronic parking brake cannot be disengaged.
For EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) equipped vehicles with AUTO HOLD function used while driving, if the ignition button has been turned "OFF", the electronic parking brake will be engaged automatically. Therefore, AUTO HOLD function should be turned off before the ignition button is turned off.
This is the normal forward driving position.
The transmission will automatically shift through 8 gear sequence, providing the best fuel economy and power.
For extra power when passing another vehicle or climbing grades, depress the accelerator fully, at which time the transmission will automatically downshift to the next lower gear.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into D (Drive).
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, manual mode is selected by pushing the shift lever f r om the D (Drive) position into the manual gate. To return to D (Drive) range operation, push the shift lever back into the main gate.
In manual mode, moving the shift lever backwards and forwards will allow you to make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a manual transmission, manual mode allows gearshifts with the accelerator pedal depressed.