Hyundai Elantra: Automatic transaxle operation - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006Ц2010 Owners ManualHyundai Elantra: Automatic transaxle operation


The highly efficient automatic transaxle has 4 forward speeds and one reverse

The highly efficient automatic transaxle has 4 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the shift lever.

All normal forward driving is done with the shift lever in the D (Drive) position. To move the shift lever from the P (Park) position, the brake pedal must be depressed with the ignition switch ON.

✽ NOTICE

The first few shifts on a new vehicle, if the battery has been disconnected, may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and the shifting sequence will adjust after shifts are cycled a few times by the TCM (Transaxle Control Module).

For smooth operation, depress the brake pedal when shifting from N (Neutral) to a forward or reverse gear.

WARNING - Automatic transaxle WARNING - Automatic transaxle

  • Always check the surrounding areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, before putting a car into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
  • Before leaving the driverТs seat, always make sure the shift lever is in the P (Park) position; then set the parking brake fully and shut the engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement can occur if these precautions are not followed in the order identified.

CAUTION CAUTION

  • To avoid damage to your transaxle, do not accelerate the engine in R (Reverse) or any forward gear position with the brakes on.
  • When stopped on an upgrade, do not hold the vehicle stationary with engine power. Use the service brake or the parking brake. Х Do not shift from N (Neutral) or P (Park) into D (Drive), or R (Reverse) when the engine is above idle speed.
Transaxle ranges
The indicator lights in the instrument cluster indicate the shift lever position when the ignition switch is in the ON position. P (Park) Always come to a complete stop before shifting into P (Par ...