Chrysler 2005 300 Automobile User Manual


 
Automatic Transmission General Information
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the follow-
ing precautions are not observed:
Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the
engine is at idle speed.
Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
The automatic transmission selects individual gears au-
tomatically, dependent upon:
Altitude
Vehicle Loading
Driving Style
Selector lever position
Accelerator position
Vehicle speed
The gear shifting process is continuously adapted, de-
pendent on the driving style, the driving situation and
the road characteristics.
NOTE:
After selecting any driving position, wait a moment to
allow the gear to fully engage before accelerating,
especially when the engine is cold.
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