How to Use the Hold Button on an Aveoby Leonardo R. Grabkowski
Chevrolet Aveo is equipped with a transmission hold feature if it has an automatic transmission. The hold feature overrides the automatic shifting process, allowing you to stay in one specific gear or control the gears as if you were driving a vehicle with a manual transmission. Exercise caution when using the hold feature. Your automatic transmission is configured to shift at specific points; exceeding them could cause damage.
Start your engine, and press the hold button on your gear shift bezel. Inspect the instrument cluster to verify the hold feature is turned on. "Hold" will be illuminated near the odometer on the dashboard.
Move your gear shift selector all the way down to "1" to begin driving. Push the selector up to "2" when you are ready to shift into second gear. Push it to "D" when you are ready to shift into third gear and overdrive.
Move your gear shift selector down to "2" when you need to downshift. The Aveo will not downshift automatically. If you come to a complete stop, move the selector back down to "1."
- You also can use the hold button to gain extra traction. If you find yourself on a slippery surface, move your shifter to the "1" or "2" position, and press the hold button to stay in the specific gear.
- Do not exceed 15 mph in first gear; do not exceed 35 mph in second gear. For speeds higher than 35 mph, use the "D" setting. Exceeding the recommended speed could damage your transmission.
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