Q: What do the Shift position indicators mean?

asked by on January 07, 2016

What do the Shift position indicators mean?

The shifter in your vehicle has six positions: P, R, N, D, 2, and 1. When the shifter is set to any of these positions, the corresponding light will illuminate. Here’s what each position means: 1. P is Park. When in P, the vehicle will not move. 2. R is Reverse. When in R, the vehicle will operate in reverse. 3. N is Neutral. When in N, the vehicle cannot be driven, but will roll freely if the brake pedal is not applied. 4. D is Drive. When in D, the vehicle operates normally, with access to all gears. 5. 2 means that the vehicle will only operate in first and second gear. 6. 1 means that the vehicle will only operate in first gear. Additionally, when the D3 button on the side of the shifter is pressed, the D3 light will illuminate next to D. When in D3 mode, the vehicle will operate in only first, second, and third gear. Tip When the car is first turned on, the D3 light will briefly illuminate before disappearing.

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