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Manual Mode (Gasoline Only)

For PLUG-IN vehicles, see Regenerative Braking (PLUG-IN Only) 0 235.


Tap Shift


Driving with the engine at a high

rpm without upshifting while using Tap Shift, could damage the vehicle.


Always upshift when necessary while using Tap Shift.

If equipped, vehicles with Tap Shift have controls on the back of the

steering wheel to manually shift the automatic transmission.

To enter Permanent Tap Shift Mode:

1. Move the shift lever from

D (Drive) to M (Manual Mode). While in Tap Shift Mode, the M on the PRNDM section of the

instrument cluster will become

highlighted, and the current gear is indicated.

2. Tap the left control toward the

driver to downshift, and the right control toward the driver to

upshift. To shift to the lowest

available gear, press and hold the left control.

3. To exit, move the shift lever back to D (Drive).

With the shift lever in D (Drive) and

not in Permanent Tap Shift Mode, the Tap Shift controls will activate a

temporary tap manual shift mode, allowing the transmission to be

manually shifted. The vehicle exits

Temporary Tap Shift Mode after the accelerator pedal is steady for

six seconds. Temporary Tap Shift Mode holds a gear longer without exiting when coasting, to provide

powertrain braking. The Temporary Tap Shift Mode can also be

deactivated by holding the right upshift control briefly.

While using Tap Shift, the vehicle will have firmer, quicker shifting. You can use this for sport driving or when

climbing or descending hills, to stay in gear longer, or to downshift for more

power or engine braking.

The transmission will only allow you to shift into gears appropriate for the vehicle speed and engine revolutions per minute (rpm). The transmission

will not downshift if the engine rpm is too high in the next lower gear,