Toyota Corolla (E210) 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Driving / Driving procedures / Continuously variable transmission (vehicles without paddle shift switches)

Toyota Corolla (E210): Continuously variable transmission (vehicles without paddle shift switches)

Select the shift position depending on your purpose and situation.

Shift position purpose and functions

P - Parking the vehicle/ starting the engine
R - Reversing
N - Neutral
(Condition in which the power is not transmitted) D - Normal driving*
B - Applying moderate engine braking driving down hills

*: To improve fuel efficiency and reduce noise, shift the shift lever to D for normal driving.

■To protect the continuously variable transmission

If the continuously variable transmission fluid temperature is high, "Transmission Oil Temp High Stop in a Safe Place and See Owner's Manual" will be displayed on the multi-information display and the vehicle will go into transmission protection mode automatically. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

■When driving with the dynamic radar cruise control activated

Even when switching the driving mode to sport mode with the intent of enabling engine braking, engine braking will not occur because dynamic radar cruise control will not be canceled.

■G AI-SHIFT

G AI-SHIFT automatically selects a suitable gear for sporty driving according to driver's input and driving conditions. G AI-SHIFT operates automatically when the shift lever is in D and sport mode is selected for the driving mode. (Selecting normal mode or shifting the shift lever to the B position cancels this function.)

■Continuously variable transmission fail-safe control

The system detects malfunctioning parts targeted (all of the solenoids that perform the shifting function) by the On-Board Diagnostics, and performs fail-safe mechanisms, such as restricting the shifting function or transmission ratio control.

In this event, the malfunction indicator lamp turns on.

WARNING

■When driving on slippery road surfaces

Do not accelerate or shift the shift gears suddenly.

Sudden changes in engine braking may cause the vehicle to spin or skid, resulting in an accident.

Shifting the shift lever

:While the engine switch is in

ON and the brake pedal :While the engine switch is in ON and the brake pedal depressed*, shift the shift lever while pushing the shift release button on the shift knob.

pushing the shift release button :Shift the shift lever while pushing the shift release button on the shift knob.

When shifting the shift lever :Shift the shift lever normally.

When shifting the shift lever between P and D, make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped and the brake pedal is depressed.

*: For the vehicle be able to be shifted from P, the brake pedal must be depressed before the shift release button is pushed. If the shift release button is pushed first, the shift lock will not be released.

■Shift lock system

The shift lock system is a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever in starting.

The shift lever can be shifted from P only when the engine switch is in ON and the brake pedal is being depressed.

■If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

First, check whether the brake pedal is being depressed.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that the shift lever can be shifted.

Releasing the shift lock:

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Turn the engine switch off.

3. Depress the brake pedal.

4. Ply the cover up with a flathead screwdriver or equivalent tool.

To prevent damaging the cover, wrap the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

5. Press and hold the shift lock

5. Press and hold the shift lock override button and then push the shift release button on the shift knob.

The shift lever can be shifted while the button is pressed.

WARNING

WARNING

■To prevent an accident when releasing the shift lock

Before pressing the shift lock override button, make sure to set the parking brake and depress the brake pedal.

If the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed instead of the brake pedal when the shift lock override button is pressed and the shift lever is shifted out of P, the vehicle may suddenly start, possibly leading to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

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