Honda Accord: Shift Lever Position Indicators - Automatic Transmission - Driving - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Shift Lever Position Indicators

These indicators on the instrument

These indicators on the instrument panel show which position the shift lever is in.

Using a paddle shift mode, the gear

Using a paddle shift mode, the gear position indicator shows you the selected gear number.

The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the ‘‘D’’ indicator, there is a problem with the automatic transmission control system. Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible.

    Automatic Transmission
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    Shifting
    To shift from Park to any position, press firmly on the brake pedal, and press the release button on the front of the shift lever, then move the lever. You cannot shift out of Park when th ...

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