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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 02:55 AM
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I hate this AutoStop «feature», is it safe or convenient to always drive in L6?
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post #32 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 01:52 PM
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I hate this AutoStop «feature», is it safe or convenient to always drive in L6?

Safe - Yes, convenient - No. It requires extra steps on your part.

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post #33 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 02:18 PM
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Safe - Yes, convenient - No. It requires extra steps on your part.
Thanks, I know is kind of annoying, livable though. I'm more worried about possible engine or transmission damages.
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post #34 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-30-2019, 09:38 PM
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If you put the gear shifter into "L", just below "D", and then hit the "+" on top of the shifter to 6(for the 1.5l) or 9(for the 2.0), it will become a regular automatic transmission. That should solve your problem.
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post #35 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 12:39 PM
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I've you drive with car in "manual" and set to highest gear this will disable the auto stop feature.
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post #36 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 12:58 PM
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I've you drive with car in "manual" and set to highest gear this will disable the auto stop feature.
That's what I do because I'm too lazy to get do the hack right now. I'm so used to it now it's just natural to shift all the way down to L and click the + button till it shows 9.
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That's what I do because I'm too lazy to get do the hack right now. I'm so used to it now it's just natural to shift all the way down to L and click the + button till it shows 9.
Same here I also have my wife doing the same

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post #38 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-07-2020, 07:41 PM
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Honestly I want to invent serial 2 port plug in key adapter that cost about 12 cents...this would reprogram the L selection to the highest available number when placed in L instead of the lowest. I could charge $9.99 for it!...
I'd be a billion air and there'd be simple solution that you would only have to unplug pull out before taking the vehicle in for service.

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post #39 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 04:10 AM
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One huge problem with running the vehicle in L comes when having to shift into reverse in an emergency situation. It's an extra click up on the shifter and is hard (at least for me) to get used to. I was behind a semi at a truck stop (in a Pontiac) when the semi started backing up. I could have gotten out of its way except that I had been driving with the transmission in the position below Drive. Those few seconds (it was 2 in the morning and I was tired) of delay ruined the car. It's hard to reverse 50 years of driving habits.
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post #40 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 12:59 PM
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One huge problem with running the vehicle in L comes when having to shift into reverse in an emergency situation. It's an extra click up on the shifter and is hard (at least for me) to get used to. I was behind a semi at a truck stop (in a Pontiac) when the semi started backing up. I could have gotten out of its way except that I had been driving with the transmission in the position below Drive. Those few seconds (it was 2 in the morning and I was tired) of delay ruined the car. It's hard to reverse 50 years of driving habits.
Some of the newer cars don't even have a shift knob now. They are doing that rotor knob or push-button thing now. That will take some getting used to. Makes me wonder if you will be able to get to N while the car is moving if the floor mat gets up on the gas pedal or something..
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