(d) Using "2" and "L" positions

The "2" and "L" positions are used for strong engine braking as described previously.

With the selector lever in "2" or "L", you can start the vehicle in motion as with the lever in "D".

With the selector lever in "2", the vehicle will start in first gear and automatically shift to second gear.

With the selector lever in "L", the transmission is engaged in first gear.


♦ Be careful not to over-rev the engine. Watch the tachometer to keep engine rpm from going into the red zone. The approximate maximum allowable speed for each position is given below for your reference:

Two-wheel drive models

Four-wheel drive models

♦ Do not continue hill climbing or hard towing for a long time in the "2" or "L" position. This may cause severe automatic transmission damage from overheating. To prevent such damage, "3" position should be used in hill climbing or hard towing.

(e) Backing up

1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

2. With the brake pedal held down with your foot, shift the selector lever to the "R" position.

(f) Parking

1. Bring the vehicle

2. Pull the parking b securely apply the

3. With the brake | shift the selector tion.


Never attempt to lever into "P" pos cumstances while ing. Serious mech loss of vehicle co

(g) Good driving pr

• If the transmissioi and down between drive when climb shift the selector tion. Be sure to s to the "D" positio ward.

• When towing a tra tain engine brakii use "D" position.


Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the engine running. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.


Always use the brake pedal or the parking brake to hold the vehicle on an upgrade. Do not attempt to hold the vehicle using the accelerator pedal, as this can cause the transmission to overheat.

(h) If you cannot shift the selector lever out of "P" position

If you cannot shift the selector lever from the "P" position even though the brake pedal is depressed, use the shift lock override button. For instructions, see "If you cannot shift automatic transmission selector lever" on page 342 in Section 4.

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