Accelerator downshift

— in D position —

For passing or hill climbing, depress the accelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmission down into a lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed.

High fluid temperature protection mode

This transmission has a high fluid temperature protection mode. If the fluid temperature becomes too high (for example, when climbing steep grades in high temperature with heavy loads, such as when towing a trailer), engine power and, under some conditions, vehicle speed will be decreased automatically to reduce the chance of transmission damage. Vehicle speed can be controlled with the accelerator pedal, but the engine and vehicle speed may be limited.

    See also:

    Push starting
    ● Do not push start this vehicle. The three-way catalyst may be damaged. ● Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) models cannot be push-started or tow-started. Attempting to d ...

    Shifting
    After starting the engine, fully depress the brake pedal and move the shift selector from P (Park) to any of the desired shift positions. Apply the parking brake if the shift selector is in ...

    Indicator lights
    For additional information on warnings and indicators, see “Vehicle information display” later in this section. ...