Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Shift Lever Operation User Manual
Shift Lever Operation
Fully depress the clutch pedal to operate the shift lever and change gears, then slowly release the pedal.
Depress the clutch pedal, and pause for a few seconds before shifting into (R, or shift into one of the forward gears for a moment. This stops the gears so they do not â€œgrind.â€
When you are not shifting, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. This can cause your clutch to wear out faster.
Do not shift to (R before the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
Shifting to (R before stopping can damage the transmission.
Before downshifting, make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer’s red zone. Should this occur, it can severely damage your engine.
If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometerâ€™s red zone. When this happens, you may experience a slight jolt.
Shift Up/Down Indicators
Come on to inform you that upshifting or downshifting is necessary to prevent the engine from revving or stalling.
The shift up indicator: Comes on when upshifting is recommended.
The shift down indicator: Comes on when downshifting is recommended.
This indicator will not prompt you to downshift to increase engine braking. It is up to you to downshift to increase engine braking when driving downhill.
Always shift down at the appropriate vehicle speed. The shift-down indicator does not come on when downshifting from (2 to (1. Road and traffic conditions may require you to shift at times other than those indicated.
The manual transmission has a lockout mechanism that stops you from accidentally shifting into (R from a forward gear while the vehicle is moving above a certain speed.
If you cannot shift to (R when the vehicle is stopped, do the following:
- Depress the clutch pedal, move the shift lever all the way to the left, and shift to (R.
- If you still cannot shift into (R, apply the parking brake, and set the power mode to ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).
- Depress the clutch pedal and shift into (R.
- Keep depressing the clutch pedal and start the engine.
Has your vehicle been checked by a dealer if you have to go through this procedure repeatedly?
The ECON button turns the ECON mode on and off.
The ECON mode helps you improve your fuel economy by adjusting the performance of the engine, transmission*, and climate control system.
While in the ECON mode, the climate control system has greater temperature fluctuation. Due to emergency brake operation or driving conditions, you may not be able to change the mode.
Auto Idle Stop
To help maximize fuel economy, the engine automatically stops when the vehicle comes to a stop, depending on environmental and vehicle operating conditions. The indicator (green) comes on at this time.
The engine then restarts once the vehicle is about to move again, and the indicator (green) goes off.
The Engine Automatically Restarts When: P. 471
If the driver’s door is opened while the indicator (green) comes on, a buzzer sounds to notify you that the Auto Idle Stop function is in operation.
A message associated with Auto Idle Stop appears on the driver information interface. The 12-volt battery installed in this vehicle is specifically designed for a model with Auto Idle Stop. Using a 12-volt battery other than this specified type may shorten the 12-volt battery life, and prevent Auto Idle Stop from activating. If you need to replace the 12-volt battery, make sure to select the specified type. Ask a dealer for more details.
The duration of the Auto Idle Stop operation:
Increase in the ECON mode, compared to when the ECON mode is off, with climate control in use.
Models without a drive mode switch
ECON Button* P. 466
Models with drive mode switch
Drive Mode Switch* P. 478
Auto Idle Stop System ON/OFF
To turn the Auto Idle Stop system off, press this button. The Auto Idle Stop system stops.
- The Auto Idle Stop system will stop, the indicator will come on and a message appears on the gauge.
The Auto Idle Stop system is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle. If you turn off the Auto Idle Stop system while it is activated, the engine will restart. If you hold the Auto Idle Stop OFF button, you can disable idle stop messages. Indicators P. 90
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