V40 Cross Country

2015 Early

Starting and driving

Gear selector inhibitor

Updated 7/23/2018

There are two different types of gear selector inhibitor - mechanical and automatic.

Mechanical gear selector inhibitor

The gear selector can be moved forward and back freely between N and D. Other positions are locked with a latch that is released with the inhibitor button on the gear selector.

With the inhibitor button depressed the lever can be moved forwards or backwards between P, R, N and D.

Automatic gear selector inhibitor

The automatic gearbox has special safety systems:

Parking position (P)

Stationary car with engine running:

  • Keep your foot on the brake pedal when moving the gear selector to another position.

Electric gear inhibitor – Shiftlock Parking position (P)

To be able to move the gear selector from P to other gear positions, the brake pedal must be depressed and the remote control key must be in position II.

Shiftlock – Neutral (N)

If the gear selector is in the N position and the car has been stationary for at least 3 seconds (irrespective of whether the engine is running) then the gear selector is locked.

To be able to move the gear selector from N to another gear position the brake pedal must be depressed and the remote control key must be in key position II.

Deactivate automatic gear selector inhibitor

If the car cannot be driven, e.g. due to a flat battery, the gear selector must be moved from the P position so that the car can be moved.

Lift out the contoured insert in the compartment behind the centre console and locate a spring-loaded button in the bottom of the compartment.

Press and hold the button.

Move the gear selector from the P position and release the button.

Refit the storage compartment insert.


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