If your vehicle’s transaxle has hold mode, you can
select this mode to drive with some characteristics
of a manual transaxle. With hold mode turned
on, the automatic transaxle will stay in a speciﬁc
Press the HOLD button on the shift lever console
to turn on hold mode. Press the button again
to turn off hold mode, and return to normal
automatic transaxle operation.For the Hatchback, the HOLD light will light up on
the secondary information center. For the Sedan,
the HOLD light will light up on the instrument panel
cluster. SeeHold Mode Light on page 180.
When hold mode is activated, the transaxle is
ﬁxed in the gear selected.
Hold Mode Features
Select hold mode while in AUTOMATIC
OVERDRIVE (D4) to help the vehicle maintain
traction on slippery road surfaces, such as snow,
mud, or ice.
Manually Controlling Shift
Select hold mode to use your automatic transaxle
like a three-speed manual transaxle.