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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Shift Gear (Shifting) Speed Limit

Mazda 6 Owners Manual / When Driving / Automatic Transaxle / Manual Shift Mode / Shift Gear (Shifting) Speed Limit

For each gear position while in the manual mode, the speed limit is set as follows: When the selector lever is operated within the range of the speed limit, the gear is shifted.


Shift up

The gear does not shift up while the vehicle speed is lower than the speed limit.

Shift down

The gear does not shift down while the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit.

If the vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit and the gear does not shift down, the gear position indication flashes 2 times to notify the driver that the gear cannot be shifted.

Kickdown

When the accelerator pedal is depressed fully while driving, the gear shifts down.

However, the gears do not kickdown while the DSC is turned off.

NOTE

The gear also shifts down using kickdown while in the second gear fixed mode.

Auto-shift down

The gear shifts down automatically depending on the vehicle speed during deceleration.

NOTE

If the vehicle comes to a stop while in the second gear fixed mode, the gear remains in second.

Second Gear Fixed Mode
When the selector lever is moved back (+) while the vehicle speed is about 10 km/h (6.2 mph) or less, the transaxle is set in the second gear fixed mode. The gear is fixed in second while in this ...

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 ...

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