Ford Fusion: Automatic transmission - Vehicles With: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission 
(4F27E) - Transmission - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Automatic transmission - Vehicles With: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission (4F27E)

WARNING:

Selector lever positionsPark PReverse RNeutral NDrive D2nd Gear 21st Gear 1

WARNING:

Apply the brakes before moving theselector lever and keep themapplied until you are ready to moveoff.

Note: A cold engine has a higher idlespeed. This will increase the tendency foryour vehicle to creep when you haveselected a drive gear.

Press the button on the selector lever toselect reverse and park.

The selector lever position will be shownin the information display.

Park

WARNINGS:

Select park only when your vehicleis stationary.

Apply the parking brake and selectpark before leaving your vehicle.

Make sure that the selector lever islatched in position.

Note: An audible warning will sound if youopen the drivers door and you have notselected park.

In this position, power is not transmittedto the drive wheels and the transmissionis locked. You can start the engine withthe selector lever in this position.

Reverse

WARNING:

Select reverse only when yourvehicle is stationary and the engineis at idle speed.

Neutral

In this position, power is not transmittedto the drive wheels but the transmissionis not locked. You can start the enginewith the selector lever in this position.

Drive

Select drive to shift automatically throughthe forward gears.

2nd Gear

Select 2, the transmission willautomatically shift between 2nd and 1stgears only.

1st Gear

Select 1, the transmission will select 1stgear only.

Hints on driving with anautomatic transmission

Moving off

1. Release the parking brake.

2. Release the brake pedal and pressthe accelerator pedal.

Stopping

1. Release the accelerator pedal andpress the brake pedal.

2. Apply the parking brake.

Kickdown

Press the accelerator pedal fully with theselector lever in the drive position to selectthe next highest gear for optimumperformance. Release the acceleratorpedal when you no longer requirekickdown.

Overdrive

Note: The transmission is normally inoverdrive when drive is selected.

When you are travelling in slow movingtraffic or climbing steep gradients theremay be a tendency for the transmissionto continually shift between 4th and 3rdgears. If this condition should arise switchthe overdrive function off.

When you are travelling in slow movingtraffic or climbing steep gradients theremay be a tendency for the transmissionto continually shift between 4th and 3rdgears. If this condition should arise switchthe overdrive function off.

Note: The transmission will only selectbetween 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears if theoverdrive function has been switched off.

Drive modes

The transmission will select theappropriate gear for optimumperformance based on ambienttemperature, road gradient, vehicle loadand driver input.

Emergency park positionrelease lever

Use the lever to move the selector leverfrom the park position in the event of anelectrical malfunction or if your vehicle hasa flat battery.

1. Remove the cover.

1. Remove the cover.

2. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver intothe slot.

3. Push downwards on the screwdriverto release the lever and move theselector lever from the park position.

4. Install the cover.

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