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My wife just took her mother for a spin to show off our brand new '14 Limited. She was trying to turn down the stereo on the steering wheel, and was apparently hitting the left paddle shifter to do so after forgetting where the volume adjust buttons are. It appears that she then drove all the way home - about 15 miles - IN FIRST GEAR.

"That thing is behaving really weird," she said. "And it sounds awful."

Is it really possible that this just happened?
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:34 PM
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My wife just took her mother for a spin to show off our brand new '14 Limited. She was trying to turn down the stereo on the steering wheel, and was apparently hitting the left paddle shifter to do so after forgetting where the volume adjust buttons are. It appears that she then drove all the way home - about 15 miles - IN FIRST GEAR.

"That thing is behaving really weird," she said. "And it sounds awful."

Is it really possible that this just happened?
OH Boy, I am trying to restrain myself but yes... totally. My Benz would have done the exact same thing. All she needs to do is Press and HOLD the plus paddle for a couple seconds to get out of that..... Sorry I need to just a little.

Thank god there is a limiter on the engine.

Sorry, dont mean to offend but your title says it all
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I think that pulling the shifter back would have also gotten her back into D


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And that even if you are in the manual mode it will shift gears one you get to a high enough RPM. It won't let you over rev the engine.
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And that even if you are in the manual mode it will shift gears one you get to a high enough RPM.
Are you sure about that?
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Are you sure about that?
I am not sure about this either. I also can't try this with anything I have access to.
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And that even if you are in the manual mode it will shift gears one you get to a high enough RPM. It won't let you over rev the engine.
I was really hoping this is what happened, because she said she was driving in excess of 50 mph, but that the engine was "revving super high" the whole time. I can't imagine what the RPMs would be like going 50 in first gear.

If it were a child, I'd rush it to the emergency room after something like that. I immediately took it for a ride, and nothing seems amiss. But let's just say there is a serious tutorial coming on this "too complicated" car before she drives it again.
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I was really hoping this is what happened, because she said she was driving in excess of 50 mph, but that the engine was "revving super high" the whole time. I can't imagine what the RPMs would be like going 50 in first gear.

If it were a child, I'd rush it to the emergency room after something like that. I immediately took it for a ride, and nothing seems amiss. But let's just say there is a serious tutorial coming on this "too complicated" car before she drives it again.
She Very well could have been locked in Second or Third. It won't start in Third so it would have dropped down. The Rev limiter will not allow over Redline.
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Re: At a loss for words

In Users Guide, Second Edition;

" Normally,inPaddleShiftMode,thetransmissionwillauto maticallyshiftup whenmaximumenginespeedisreached.If,however,PaddleS hiftModeis engagedwhileinSPORTmode,thetransmissionwillremaini ntheselectedgear evenwhenmaximumenginespeedisreached.Thetransmissio nwillupshift onlywhencommandedbythedriver.

Sorry, my tablet deletes spaces when I copy and paste, but you can figure it out.


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In Users Guide, Second Edition;

" Normally,inPaddleShiftMode,thetransmissionwillauto maticallyshiftup whenmaximumenginespeedisreached.If,however,PaddleS hiftModeis engagedwhileinSPORTmode,thetransmissionwillremaini ntheselectedgear evenwhenmaximumenginespeedisreached.Thetransmissio nwillupshift onlywhencommandedbythedriver.

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So as long as she was in drive and not sport, it should have shifted automatically - albeit really late - right? That makes me feel a bit better.
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That's how I read it, and that's exactly how my MDX 6 speed worked.


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Re: At a loss for words

Lets put it this way. That's how it's supposed to work. Lots of electronic failsafe's to keep people of doing those things by mistake. Might have gone into a limp home mode. But yes it will up shift even of you forget if it hits the red line. I've done it a couple of times. It will also not allow you to downshift if it would be turning too many RPMs. Self preservation.
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