Automatic transmission

Automatic transmission  - Driving the vehicle - Starting and driving - Infiniti G Owners Manual - Infiniti G

7 speed automatic transmission

The automatic transmission in your vehicle is electronically controlled by a transmission control module to produce maximum efficiency and smooth operation.

Shown on the following pages are the recommended operating procedures for this transmission. Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle performance and driving enjoyment.

Starting the vehicle

After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal and push the selector lever button before shifting the selector lever to the R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or Manual shift mode position. Be sure the vehicle is fully stopped before attempting to shift the selector lever.

This automatic transmission model is designed so that the foot brake pedal must be depressed before shifting from P (Park) to any drive position while the ignition switch position is ON.

The selector lever cannot be moved out of the P (Park) position and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position.

1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and push the selector lever button to shift into a driving gear.

2. Release the parking brake and foot brake, then gradually start the vehicle in motion.

WARNING
Х Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or manual shift mode.
Always depress the brake pedal until shifting is completed. Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and have an accident.
Х Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has warmed up.
Х Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while vehicle is moving forward. Never shift to P (Park), D (Drive) or DS (Drive Sport) while vehicle is moving rearward.
Failure to do so could cause you to lose control and have an accident.

CAUTION
Х When stopping the vehicle on an uphill grade, do not hold the vehicle by depressing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake should be used for this purpose.
Х Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control.

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