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Renault Laguna Handbook: Parking The Vehicle

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aUtoMatIC GeaRbox
Driving in manual mode
With the selector lever in position D,
move the lever to the left. Shifting the
lever repeatedly allows you to change
gears manually:
– To move down through the gears,
push the lever backwards;
– To move up through the gears, push
the lever forwards.
The gear selected is displayed on the
instrument panel.
Special cases
In certain driving conditions (e.g.:
engine protection, electronic stability
program ESP operational, etc.) the "au-
tomated system" may change the gear
automatically.
Likewise, to prevent incorrect manoeu-
vres, a gear change may be refused by
the automatic system: in this case the
gear display flashes for a few seconds
as a warning.
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Special circumstances
– If the road contours and bends
do not allow you to stay in auto-
matic mode (e.g.: in the mountains),
we recommend that you change to
manual mode.
This will prevent the automatic gear-
box from changing gears repeatedly
when climbing, and permit engine
braking on long descents.
– In cold weather, to prevent the
engine from stalling, wait a few mo-
ments before shifting the selector
lever from position P or N and en-
gaging D or R.
– vehicles not fitted with traction
control: on a slippery surface or
surface with a low level of adhe-
sion, change to manual mode and
select second gear before starting
the engine to avoid wheelspin when
starting.
In very cold weather, the system
may prevent the gears from being
shifted in manual mode until the
gearbox reaches the right tempera-
ture.

Parking the vehicle

When the vehicle is stopped, move the
lever to position P while keeping your
foot on the brake pedal: the gearbox is
in neutral and the drive wheels are me-
chanically locked by the driveshaft.
apply the handbrake or, depending
on the vehicle, ensure that the elec-
tronic parking brake is applied.
An impact to the underside
of the vehicle (e.g.: striking
a post, raised kerb or other
street furniture) may result
in damage to the vehicle (e.g.: de-
formation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an ap-
proved Dealer.

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