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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE — IF EQUIPPED
Damage to the transaxle may occur if the following
precautions are not observed:
Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a
Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has
come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle
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.
NOTE: You MUST press and hold the brake pedal down
while shifting out of Park.
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in re-
verse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
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