Kia Forte: LCD display for transmission temperature and warning message / Paddle shifter

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) / LCD display for transmission temperature and warning message / Paddle shifter

The paddle shifter is available when the shift lever is in the D (Drive) position or the manual mode.

With the shift lever in the D position

The paddle shifter will operate when the vehicle speed is more than 10 km/h (6.2 mph).

Pull the [+] or [-] paddle shifter once to shift up or down one gear and the system changes from automatic mode to manual mode.

When the vehicle speed is lower than 10 km/h (6.2 mph), if you depress the accelerator pedal for more than 5 seconds or if you move the shift lever from D (Drive) to manual Mode and move it from manual Mode to D (Drive) again, the system changes from manual mode to automatic mode.

With the shift lever in the sports mode

Pull the [+] or [-] paddle shifter once to shift up or down one gear.

✽ NOTICE

If the [+] and [-] paddle shifters are pulled at the same time, gear shift may not occur.

Shift-lock override

Type A

■ Type B

If the shift lever cannot be moved from the P (Park) position into the R (Reverse) position with the brake pedal depressed, continue depressing the brake, then do the following:

1. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK/OFF position.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Carefully remove the cap (1) covering the shift-lock release access hole.
4. Insert a tool (e.g. flathead screwdriver) into the access hole and press down on the tool.
5. Move the shift lever.
6. Remove the tool from the shiftlock override access hole then install the cap.
7. Have the system inspected by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

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