Lincoln Nautilus Manuals

Lincoln Nautilus: Automatic Transmission / Automatic Transmission Positions

Park (P)

WARNING: Move the transmission selector lever to park (P) only when your vehicle is stationary.

This position locks the driveline. Come to a complete stop before putting your vehicle into and out of park (P).

The electric parking brake could apply when you shift to park (P) without the brake pedal fully pressed. The electric parking brake applies when you shift to park (P) on large slopes. The electric parking brake releases with the drive away release function. See Electric Parking Brake.

Note: A warning tone sounds if you open the driver door and you have not shifted the transmission selector to park (P).

Reverse (R)

WARNING: Move the transmission selector lever to reverse (R) only when your vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle speed.

This position allows your vehicle to move backward. Come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of reverse (R).

Neutral (N)

WARNING: In neutral (N) your vehicle has the ability to roll freely. If you intend to leave your vehicle, make sure you apply the parking brake.

This position allows your vehicle to roll free. Hold the brake pedal down when in this position.

Note: You can start your vehicle in this position.

Drive (D)

Drive (D) is the normal driving position, and allows automatic upshifts and downshifts through all available gears.

Sport (S)

Putting the vehicle in sport (S):

  • Provides additional engine braking and extends lower gear operation to enhance performance for uphill climbs, hilly terrain or mountainous areas. This increases engine RPM during engine braking.
  • Provides additional lower gear operation through the automatic transmission shift strategy.
  • Provides gear selection more quickly and at higher engine speeds.

Note: You can shift into sport at any vehicle speed.

    Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission Precautions WARNING: Always fully apply the parking brake and make sure you shift into park (P). Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death...

    Shifting Your Vehicle Into Gear

    The gear selector is located near the middle of the instrument panel. Press a button to select a gear. Park (P) Reverse (R) Neutral (N) Drive (D) Sport (S) (If equipped) Note: The gear selector prevents shifting out of park (P) when the intelligent access key is outside the vehicle...

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    Lincoln Nautilus 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Accessing the Passive Key Backup Position

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    Replacing the Rear Wiper Blades

    Lincoln Nautilus. Replacing the Rear Wiper Blades

    Lift the wiper arm.

    Note: Do not hold the wiper blade to lift the wiper arm.

    Remove the wiper blade.

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