i am not too worried about my transmission problem. i don't think it will damage the car, but it's a nuisance.
i believe it's normal to start in 2nd gear to avoid wheel spin in SNOW mode.The VA/DC area received a good amount of snow last night and I drove today in snow mode. I noticed that before the engine temperature reached 3 bars, the car would not get into 1st gear. When I was stopped at a light, it idled in 2nd gear. Does this seem reasonable? First time I've ever seen that.
Also, driving on regular tires is very difficult in the F. But I don't believe we get enough snow here to warrant me purchasing a set of snow tires. Anyone have any ideas?
it doesnt shift gear in M unless u tell it to budCorrect. It just happened to me today. The car had been sitting for a few days, and within 3 or 4 minutes after taking it out, I got on the gas in M mode, and it hung in 2ng gear, bouncing off of the governor for a few seconds before shifting. I think it was due to the car being cold. Once warmed up, it shifted fast and furious, and on the mark.
This is what I have noticed as well.I've had this happen to me but I was in sport mode and driving it pretty hard. It wouldn't shift gears and I was cruising above 4k RPM's down the freeway for quite a bit of time until it finally shifted up. I didn't think anything of it other then it just wanted to keep me in the right gear so it didn't have to downshift when I pressed on the gas even harder. I agree with Fig in that I don't think it's anything to worry about.