Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6speed automatictransmission

Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6speed automatictransmission  - Automatic transmission operation - Driving - Lincoln MKX Owners Manual - Lincoln MKX

P (Park)

This position locks the transmission and prevents the front wheels from turning.

To put your vehicle in gear:

Press the brake pedal
Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear
To put your vehicle in P (Park):

Come to a complete stop
Move the gearshift lever and securely latch it in P (Park)

WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure

WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the off position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.

R (Reverse)

With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward.

Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R (Reverse).

N (Neutral)

With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position.

D (Drive) with Overdrive

The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through six.

The automatic transmission shift strategy has the ability to detect hilly terrain or mountainous areas and will provide a limited amount of grade assist features automatically. Refer to D (Drive) with grade assist or SelectShift for more information.

M (Manual)

Provides maximum engine braking.
Will downshift to the lowest available gear for the current vehicle speed; allows for first gear when vehicle reaches slower speeds.

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