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Old 07-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by tigertiger View Post
Am on the first long trip with this car. Several times going down long grades of 6% or so the transmission downshifted and sent the rpms to 3500 or so. Once it down shifted twice and rpms went to 5000 or so.

What should one do in these situations to get it back in the proper gear?
Were you in sport mode at the time? The transmission was giving you engine braking by going into a lower gear (or two). Just hit the + button, if you have that, or shift into Drive to upshift.
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