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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: 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 difficult to pull the shift lever out of P (Park).

This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into P (Park) properly before you leave the driver seat. To find out how, see “Shifting Into Park” previously in this section.

When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of P (Park) before you release the parking brake.

If torque lock does occur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transmission, so you can pull the shift lever out of P (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) w ...

Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with a shift lock control. The shift lock control is designed to: Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully ...

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Automatic Door Locks
If equipped, the vehicle is programmed so that when the doors are closed, the ignition is on, and the shift lever is moved out of P (Park) for automatic transmissions, or the vehicle speed is above 13 km/h (8 mph) for manual transmissions, the doors and the liftgate will lock. To unlock the d ...

Door Locks
To lock or unlock the doors from outside the vehicle: Use the key in the driver door to lock and unlock the door. Press   or on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, if equipped, to lock and unlock the doors. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-3. ...

Additional Factors Affecting System Operation
Safety belts help keep the passenger in position on the seat during vehicle maneuvers and braking, which helps the passenger sensing system maintain the passenger airbag status. See “Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints” in the Index for additional information about the importance of proper res ...

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