2020 Defender

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

WARNING

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is stationary. Select Park (P). Make sure the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied. Switch the engine off. The vehicle can move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected, which may result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

Do not allow the vehicle to remain stationary for a prolonged period, with a drive gear selected and the engine running. In this event, always select P or Neutral (N) and apply the EPB. The vehicle may move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected which may result in serious injury in death.

CAUTION

Never select P while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select Reverse (R) while the vehicle is in forward motion. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select a forward gear while the vehicle is moving backward. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Do not press the accelerator pedal when making a gear selection. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

NOTES

In certain markets it is required to have an audible warning while reversing. Therefore, depending on the market specification, an audible warning may sound when the vehicle is reversing.

The instrument panel displays the current gear selection status. The appropriate indicator lamp, on top of the gear selector, illuminates to confirm selection.

NOTES

When the gear selector is released after normal operation, it returns to the central position, except for when in the Sport (S) position.

NOTES

If the driver's door is opened and the brake pedal is released, while the vehicle is stationary, then P will be automatically selected. Once P has been automatically selected, if R, N, Drive (D) or S is reselected, P is not automatically selected again unless the driver’s door is closed and reopened.

  1. Press to select P. The P indicator lamp illuminates to confirm. Select P before switching the engine off.

    NOTES

    P can be selected from any gear selector position.

    NOTES

    P cannot be selected by manually moving the gear selector.

    NOTES

    If the ignition is switched off with N selected, the system waits for 10 minutes before automatically selecting P. With the EPB released, this procedure allows for the vehicle to be conveyed through a car wash and should not be used for vehicle recovery purposes.

  2. When the vehicle is stationary, press the brake pedal before selecting D, N, or R.

  3. With the brake pedal still applied, press the button to allow the gear selector to be moved:

    Rearward to select D.

    Forward a short way to select N.

    Forward a long way to select R.

    NOTES

    The button must be pressed in order to make most gear selections. A button press is not required when selecting N from D or R. A button press is also not required when moving between S and D.

  4. While in D, move the gear selector one side movement to select S.

    NOTES

    Reverse this action to return to D.

  5. To select manual gear changes while in S, pull the gear selector backward for up-shifts and forward for down-shifts. The instrument panel displays the manual gear selection status.

    The relevant gear selector indicator shows the status of the manual gear selection:

    Continuous illumination confirms the driver's gear change request has been recognised and selected.

    On or off flashing confirms the driver's gear change request has been recognised but not selected.