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Old 02-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #178
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Originally Posted by Needlesschatter View Post
Quick questions - My S has the 6 speed automatic transmission. What is the "switch like" thing on the side of the stick used for? With all the posts of automatic transmission issues and its learning curve, do I need to be concerned? TIA
It's called 'active hill assist' it is for holding your car on a steep grade to prevent it from rolling back when you let off the brake. When you toggle it you will see an icon on the display showing it is on. I wouldn't worry about the trans. Most issues have been addressed and many still being commented on are from earlier productions. IF you have issues with it then your dealer has the TSB for it. These issues are primarily aggravations and not actual defects. Just computer adjustments to refine shift parameters. Don't think about it, just drive it like you would any car.
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