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Old 11-02-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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I'm hoping that my fellow G8 owners will be able to help me determine whether or not I have a problem with my G8 GT.

When I switch my transmission from Drive to sport shift mode, it will always drop me out of 6th gear and put me into 5th gear. For example, if I am driving at a steady 55mph in drive, moving the gear selector over to sportshift mode will cause the car to drop down to 5th gear. It will stay in 5th for a quite a while before shifting back to 6th.

Is this normal or do I need to have this checked out?
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. I never thought much about it, assumed it was normal.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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Does it for me. I'm assuming its normal.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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I THINK 6th gear is for overdrive and you need to be going faster. I use sport mode around town and have tried it on the highway and it is in 6th gear at 70-80 mph. Have you tried going faster to see what speed it might shift into 6th at?
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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Its normal relax. Sport mode will also hold a gear longer and down shifting is much more noticable.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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but have you mastered the quick shift into manual mode, without it downshifting???

It's possible, I do it all the time
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I'm hoping that my fellow G8 owners will be able to help me determine whether or not I have a problem with my G8 GT.

When I switch my transmission from Drive to sport shift mode, it will always drop me out of 6th gear and put me into 5th gear. For example, if I am driving at a steady 55mph in drive, moving the gear selector over to sportshift mode will cause the car to drop down to 5th gear. It will stay in 5th for a quite a while before shifting back to 6th.

Is this normal or do I need to have this checked out?
It does this because it's expecting you to give it some gas and go
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:54 PM   #8
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It does this because it's expecting you to give it some gas and go
Yeah, what he said!
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It does this because it's expecting you to give it some gas and go

Exactly, go!!!!!!!
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but have you mastered the quick shift into manual mode, without it downshifting???

It's possible, I do it all the time

oooh please elaborate!
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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oooh please elaborate!
Shift and push up...
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #12
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Just let off the gas when it drops you into 5th and it should shift back to 6th as long as you are above 40.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #13
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It's normal.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #14
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Before you start worrying about your warranty and scarying people in selling their cars. It is normal.
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Mine does the same thing. I never thought much about it, assumed it was normal.
Ditto. If you start out in sport mode it seems to shift from 5th to 6th normally (driving conservatively).
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:34 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies! I probably would have just assumed that it was working normally had I bought my car new, but I purchased a used G8 w/1800 miles on it so I didn’t know if the downshifting was a new development or not. Its good to know that this is normal.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #17
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Shift to manumatic and push up...
....at the same time, or all in one quick motion
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #18
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Just let off the gas when it drops you into 5th and it should shift back to 6th as long as you are above 40.

I remembered this thread today when I was in sport, I was only doing about 45 and it was in 6th, but I had it sport already from a stop.
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