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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Direct Mode

Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range.

While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated. Direct mode is canceled (released) under the following conditions.


NOTE

Shifting up and down while in direct mode may not be possible depending on the vehicle speed. In addition, because direct mode is canceled (released) depending on the rate of acceleration or if the accelerator is fully depressed, use of the manual shift mode is recommended if you need to drive the vehicle in a particular gear for long periods.

Recommendations for Shifting
Upshifting For normal acceleration and cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: *1 Always observe local speed limit regulations. Downshifting When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on ...

Driving Tips
WARNING Do not let the vehicle move in a direction opposite to the direction selected by the selector lever: Do not let the vehicle move backward with the selector lever in a forward position, or ...

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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Immobilizer System
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