Manual shift mode (if so equipped)

Manual shift mode (if so equipped)
Manual shift mode (if so equipped)

When the manual shift mode button A is pressed with the vehicle stopped or while driving, the transmission enters the manual shift mode.

Shift ranges can be selected manually using the paddles on the steering wheel B and C .

In the manual shift mode, the shift range is displayed on the position indicator in the meter.

Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows.

Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows.

M1←→ M2 ←→ M3 ←→ M4 ←→ M5 ←→ M6

M6 (6th):

Use this position for all normal forward driving at highway speeds.

M5 (5th):

Use this position when driving up long slopes, or for engine braking when driving down long slopes.

M4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd):

Use for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades.

M1 (1st):

Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades.

● Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time in lower than M6 range. This reduces fuel economy.

When shifting up:

Pull the + C paddle on the steering wheel towards you. (Shifts to higher range.)

When shifting down:

Pull the B paddle on the steering wheel towards you. (Shifts to lower range.) ● Pulling the same paddle twice will shift the ranges in succession. However, if this motion is rapidly done, the second shifting may not be completed properly.

When canceling the manual shift mode:

Press the manual shift mode button A to return the transmission to the normal driving mode.

● In the manual shift mode, the transmission may not shift to the selected gear.

This helps maintain driving performance and reduces the chance of vehicle damage or loss of control.

● In the manual shift mode, the transmission may shift up automatically to a higher range than selected if the engine speed is too high. When the vehicle speed decreases, the transmission automatically shifts down. The transmission shifts to M1 (1st) gear before the vehicle comes to a complete stop. When accelerating again, it is necessary to shift up to the desired range.

● When the CVT fluid temperature is extremely low, the manual shift mode may not work and automatically shift as a drive mode.

This is not a malfunction. In this case, press the manual shift button A off and drive for a while and then reactivate the manual shift mode.

● When the CVT fluid temperature is high, the shift range may upshift in lower rpm than usual. This is not a malfunction.

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