How does the automatic transmission work?
Automatic transmissions are simpler to operate than manual transmissions are, but you should still be familiar with how they work.
The shift indicator in the dash shows you the gear selected. You can also see this on the gearshift between the seats.
If the D indicator is flashing, it means there’s a problem with the transmission. If the Check Engine light comes on in conjunction with the D light, your car needs immediate service.
To shift out of park, press the brake pedal, and pull in on the release button on the gearshift handle. Pull the handle backward to reverse, or drive.
Park, reverse, neutral and drive should be familiar to all drivers. However, the other gears might not be:
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