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I've read that you cannot shift from Drive mode to Sports mode while the care is moving, i.e., the car has to be in park mode before you switch from D to S. Is that true? It would seem to defeat the purpose of S mode when needed. Could someone advise if that's true because I've many times merging onto the freeway gone from D to S.
 

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I also have a 2019 Pilot Elite. I haven't tried it while moving. I'll check the 600 page owners manual later. :cool:
 

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Thanks Tourist2012.....2019PilotElite-Steel Sapphire Metallic
There is nothing in the manual about having to be stopped or having to hit the brake to switch between drive and sport mode. Should only need to stop and hit the brake to switch from park to reverse, park to drive, drive to reverse, drive to park, reverse to park, or reverse to drive.
 

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There is nothing in the manual about having to be stopped or having to hit the brake to switch between drive and sport mode. Should only need to stop and hit the brake to switch from park to reverse, park to drive, drive to reverse, drive to park, reverse to park, or reverse to drive.

Nope, here's a portion of the manual:

Drive /S Position(D)(D/S): Press the (D) button to put the vehicle in Drive. Release the electric parking brake to begin driving. Used for normal driving (D) or driving in Sport mode (S). Press D/S once for normal driving. Press

*1 - If equipped

DRIVING

D/S twice for Sport mode driving. A green indicator appears. Make sure the electric parking brake is released.
 

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Nope, here's a portion of the manual:

Drive /S Position(D)(D/S): Press the (D) button to put the vehicle in Drive. Release the electric parking brake to begin driving. Used for normal driving (D) or driving in Sport mode (S). Press D/S once for normal driving. Press

*1 - If equipped

DRIVING

D/S twice for Sport mode driving. A green indicator appears. Make sure the electric parking brake is released.
This is my manual:

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Here is mine:



DRIVING




n Electronic Gear Selector

Select the vehicle’s gear using a simple button interface. Apply the brake pedal and select a gear.

Park (P): Press the (P) button to put the vehicle in Park.

Reverse (R): Pull back the (R) button to put the vehicle in Reverse.

Neutral (N): Press the (N) button to put the vehicle in Neutral. Transmission is not locked.

Drive /S Position(D)(D/S): Press the (D) button to put the vehicle in Drive. Release the electric parking brake to begin driving. Used for normal driving (D) or driving in Sport mode (S). Press D/S once for normal driving. Press

*1 - If equipped







DRIVING

D/S twice for Sport mode driving. A green indicator appears. Make sure the electric parking brake is released.

When you change from D to R and vice versa, or want to change to Park (P), come to a complete stop and keep the brake pedal applied. Operating the gear buttons before the vehicle has come to a complete standstill can damage the transmission.

Auto park mode

For your convenience, Park (P) is automatically engaged when the vehicle is turned off, or when all of the following conditions are met: the vehicle is stopped with the engine running, the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, and the driver’s door is opened. You should always apply the brake and shift to Park when idling, or before exiting the vehicle.

If you select any gear other than Park when the driver’s door is opened and the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, Park is re-engaged when the brake pedal is released.

Car wash mode

Follow the procedure below to use a conveyor-style car wash where you or an attendant do not remain in the vehicle. Make sure the wiper lever is in the OFF position. You should inform the car wash attendant of this procedure.


  1. When the engine is running, apply the brake pedal, select Neutral (N), then release the brake pedal.

  2. Press and hold Neutral (N) for two seconds. This puts the vehicle into car wash mode.

If the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed while the vehicle is in car wash mode, the power mode will change to ACCESSORY .
 
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