Automatic Transmission

CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Move the shift lever 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 move the shift lever between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
• Before moving the shift lever into any gear, make sure your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.

NOTE:
You must press and hold the brake pedal down while shifting out of PARK.

WARNING!
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. 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 foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob. Once the key fob is removed, the shift lever is locked in the PARK position, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement. Furthermore, you should never leave unattended children inside a vehicle.

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