To move the shift selector lever release the shift lock The shift selector lever can be moved to N Neutral However the steering wheel will be locked unless the ignition switch is turned to the ON position This allows the vehicle to be moved if the battery is discharged To push the shift lock release complete the following procedure.

WARNING If the selector lever cannot be moved from the P Park position while the engine is running and the brake pedal is depressed the stop lights may not work Malfunctioning stop lights could cause an accident injuring yourself and others 5 12 Starting and driving REVIEW COPY 2005 Pathfinder pat Owners Manual USA English nna 03 31 05 cathy Accelerator downshift in D position For passing or hill climbing depress the accelerator pedal to the floor This shifts the transmission down into a lower gear depending on the vehicle speed OFF For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is necessary push the Overdrive switch once The O D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time When cruising at a low speed or climbing a gentle slope you may feel uncomfortable shift shocks as the transmission shifts into and out of Overdrive repeatedly In this case depress the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive off The O D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time LSD0142 Overdrive switch Each time your vehicle is started the transmission is automatically reset to overdrive ON When driving conditions change depress the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time with the Overdrive off This reduces fuel economy ON With the engine running and the shift selector lever in the D Drive position the transmission upshifts into Overdrive as vehicle speed increases Overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature Starting and driving 5 13 REVIEW COPY 2005 Pathfinder pat Owners Manual USA English nna 03 31 05 cathy PARKING BRAKE CRUISE CONTROL WARNING Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle.

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