Engaging the transmission position

▷ Transmission position P can only be disengaged if the engine is running and the brake pedal is pressed.

▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the brake pedal before shifting out of P or N; otherwise, the shift command will not be executed: shift lock.

Depress the brake until you start driving Depress the brake until you start driving

To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a driving position, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.

Engaging D, R and N

Engaging D, R and N
Engaging D, R and N

Briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, beyond a resistance point if necessary.

After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its center position.

Press unlock button, in order to:

Press unlock button, in order to:

▷ Engage R.

▷ Shift out of P.

Engaging P

Engaging P
Engaging P

Press button P.

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