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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 ...

Other materials:

Passenger Compartment Air Filter
The filter reduces the dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants from outside air that is pulled into the vehicle. The filter should be replaced as part of routine scheduled maintenance. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11-3. To find out what type of filter to use, see Maintenance Replacement ...

Driving on Snow or Ice
Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0°C (32° F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in even less traction. Avoid driving on wet ice or in freezing rain until roads can be treated with sal ...

Radio without Touchscreen
/VOL (Power/Volume) Press to turn the system on and off. Turn to adjust the volume. Preset Buttons 1-6 Press and hold to store a station. Press to go to a preset favorite station. MENU/TUNE Press to open menus and select menu items. Turn to highlight menu i ...

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