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The delayed upshift is effective with vehicle speeds
below 31 mph (50 km/h) at partial throttle and engine
temperatures below 95°F (35°C). To prevent the engine
from laboring at low RPM when driving uphill or with
your vehicle heavily loaded, the automatic transmis-
sion will downshift when necessary to maintain en-
gine RPM within the best torque range.
If the key is in the ON/RUN position, you must
press the brake pedal to shift out of the PARK position.
PARK supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
Apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this
Shift into this range only after the vehicle has come to a
The engine may be started in this range. Use this range
for starting your vehicle if it is moving or being towed.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down-
shifts and best fuel economy.
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