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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission)

Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual / Driving and Operating / Starting and Operating / Shifting Into Park / Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission)

Warning

It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the engine running.

It could overheat and catch fire.

It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll.

Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure the vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, always set the parking brake and move the shift lever to P (Park).

See Shifting Into Park on page 9-18.

If you have to leave the vehicle with the engine running, be sure the vehicle is in P (Park) and the parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you have moved the shift lever into P (Park), hold the brake pedal down. Then see if you can move the shift lever away from P (Park) without first pushing the button on the shift lever. If you can, it means that the shift lever was not fully locked into P (Park).

Shifting Into Park
Hold the brake pedal down and set the parking brake. See Parking Brake on page 9-26. Move the shift lever into P (Park) by pressing the button on the shift lever and pushing the lever all t ...

Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift the transmission into P (Park) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. You may find it ...

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