Manual shift mode

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

When the selector lever is in the DS (Drive Sport) position, the transmission is ready for the manual shift mode. Shift ranges can be selected manually by moving the selector lever up or down, or pulling the right-side or left-side paddle shifter.

When shifting up, move the selector lever to the + (up) side or pull the right-side paddle shifter (+) A (if so equipped). The transmission shifts to the higher range.

When shifting down, move the selector lever to the − (down) side or pull the leftside paddle shifter (−) B (if so equipped).

The transmission shifts to the lower range.

When canceling the manual shift mode, return the selector lever to the D (Drive) position. The transmission returns to the normal driving mode.

When you pull the paddle shifter while in the D (Drive) position, the transmission will shift to the upper or lower range temporarily.

The transmission will automatically return to the D (Drive) position after a short period of time. If you want to return to the D (Drive) position manually, pull and hold the paddle shifter for about 1.5 seconds.

In the manual shift mode, the shift range is displayed on the position indicator in the meter.

Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows:

M7 (7th):

M7 (7th):

Use these positions for all normal forward driving at highway speeds.

M6 (6th) and M5 (5th):

Use this position when driving up long slopes, or for engine braking when driving down long slopes.

M4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd):

Use these positions for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades.

M1 (1st):

Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades.

Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time in lower than 7th gear. This reduces fuel economy.

Moving the selector lever rapidly to the same side twice will shift the ranges in succession.

In the manual shift mode, the transmission may not shift to the selected gear.

This helps maintain driving performance and reduces the chance of vehicle damage or loss of control.

When this situation occurs, the Automatic Transmission (AT) position indicator light (on the dot matrix liquid crystal display) will blink and the chime will sound.

In the manual shift mode, the transmission automatically shifts down to 1st gear before the vehicle comes to a stop. When accelerating again, it is necessary to shift up to the desired range.

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