Kia K900: Shift lock system - Automatic transmission operation - Automatic transmission (Shift by cable) - Driving your vehicle - KIA K900 2014-2022 Owner's ManualKia K900: Shift lock system

For your safety, the automatic transmission has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transmission from P (Park) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed.

To shift the transmission from P (Park) into R (Reverse):

1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.

2. Start the engine or set the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.

3. Move the shift lever.

If the brake pedal is repeatedly depressed and released with the shift lever in the P (Park) position, a chattering noise near the shift lever may be heard. This is a normal condition.

WARNING

Shifting from park

Always fully depress the brake pedal before and while shifting out of the P (Park) position into another position to help avoid inadvertent motion of the vehicle.

Shift-lock override


Shift-lock override

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

1.Carefully remove the cap (1) covering the shift-lock access hole.

2.Insert a screwdriver into the access hole and press down on the screwdriver.

3.Move the shift lever.

4.Have your vehicle inspected by an authorized K900 Kia dealer immediately.

Transmission ranges
The indicator in the instrument cluster displays the shift lever position when the Engine Start/Stop Button is in the ON position. P (Park) Always come to a complete stop before shifting into P (P ...

Good driving practices
Never move the shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in motion. Sl ...

See also:

High mounted stop light
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Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
This warning light illuminates: Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position. It remains on until the engine is started. When there is a malfunction with ...

Economical operation
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