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Shifting out of park

I recently purchased a 2015 SQ4 and everything is great so far with the exception of the gear shift. When I shift from park to reverse the best way to describe it is "clumsy". I find it's very easy to slide past reverse -- both out of park and then when the car is in drive back up.


Does anyone else have this complaint? I figured I would show the service guys when I brought the car in but I was wondering if it is common.


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Go slow. You will be able to do with it with your eyes closed in a few weeks.
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Very common, you will get used to it and it will become second nature to you.

Heck, this is an excuse for you to get out and drive more!

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smooth shifting

Squeeze button on shift lever and when indicator is on dash then shift. Works fine.
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You have to get used to just "tapping" it into gear.
If you use like a typicaly gear selector you wind up in every gear except the one you actually want.
Takes a little while to get used to.
I tried to make a three-point U-turn when I first got the car, wound up blocking traffic in both lanes for a minute or so.
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When i first got the car, i was thinking the same thing, i would be so stuck in a 3 point turn with this lever.. fortunately got used to it in no time and more over i have not had an instance to take a 3 point turn still yet..

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You have to get used to just "tapping" it into gear.
If you use like a typicaly gear selector you wind up in every gear except the one you actually want.
Takes a little while to get used to.
I tried to make a three-point U-turn when I first got the car, wound up blocking traffic in both lanes for a minute or so.
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Yep I knew about it before i bought my 2015.. All i can say is be gentle .. you ll get use to it. After few parking challenges like they said .. you ll be fine.
it is more sensitive than clumsy.

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I recently purchased a 2015 SQ4 and everything is great so far with the exception of the gear shift. When I shift from park to reverse the best way to describe it is "clumsy". I find it's very easy to slide past reverse -- both out of park and then when the car is in drive back up.


Does anyone else have this complaint? I figured I would show the service guys when I brought the car in but I was wondering if it is common.


Thanks,


Tom
Think like a gamer (whihc I am not) with a joystick.......Tap Tap Tap then very easy.
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Audis and Bimmers are like this too. Dunno who ever thought this was a good idea.

It helps if you put your hand lower on the shifter too - the bottom side of your hand touching the wood console.

It gives you finer control in moving the shifter.
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