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The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission gear selector lever
into the PARK position:
When shifting the gear selector lever into PARK,
depress the button on the gear selector lever knob and
firmly move the lever all the way forward until it
Look at the shift indicator window on the console to
ensure it is in the PARK position.
When engaged in PARK, you will not be able to move
the gear selector lever rearward without depressing
the gear selector lever knob button
Before shifting the gear selector lever out of PARK,
you must turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the
steering wheel and gear selector lever are released.
Otherwise, damage to the steering column or gear
selector lever could result.
Shift into this range only after the vehicle has come to a
The engine may be started in this range.
DRIVE / OVERDRIVE
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides smoothest upshifts and downshifts,
and best fuel economy.
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