Selector positionsSelector positions  - Automatic transmission INVECS–II 4A/T, Sports Mode 4A/T (Intelligent & Innovative 
Vehicle Electronic Control System II) - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

P - PARK

This position locks the transmission to prevent the vehicle from moving. The engine can be started in this position.

R - REVERSE

Move the lever to this position only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

CAUTION

Never shift into the “P” (PARK) or “R” (REVERSE) position while the vehicle is in motion. If the lever is shifted into the “P” or “R” position while the vehicle is in motion, the transmission may be damaged.

N - NEUTRAL

At this position, the transmission is disengaged. It is the same as the neutral position on a manual transmission, and should be used when the vehicle is stationary for an extended length of time during driving, such as in a traffic jam.

WARNING

(1) Never move the selector lever to the “N” position while driving. A serious accident could occur since you could accidentally move the lever into the “P” or “R” position and engine braking would be lost.
(2) On a slope gradient, the engine should be started in the “P” (PARK) position, not in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position.
(3) Always keep your right foot on the brake pedal when the vehicle is in “N” (NEUTRAL), or when shifting into or out of “N” (NEUTRAL), to minimize the risk of loss of control.

D - DRIVE

This position is for normal driving.

The transmission automatically selects a suitable gear for your speed and acceleration.

Engine braking is automatically applied when necessary, depending on road conditions.

Please refer to “Uphill/downhill driving” on page 5–24.

3 - THIRD/2 - SECOND

(Except for vehicles with Sports mode)

This position is for extra power when driving up moderately steep hills, and for engine braking when descending moderately steep gradients.

L - LOW

(Except for vehicles with Sports mode)

This position is for driving up very steep hills and for engine braking at low speeds when descending steep gradients.

WARNING

This position can be used for maximum engine braking. Be very careful not to shift into “L” suddenly. Sudden engine braking may cause the tyres to skid. Select this position according to the road conditions and vehicle speed.

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