Buick Encore: Automatic Transmission / Manual Mode

Buick Encore 2020-2023 Owner's Manual / Driving and Operating / Automatic Transmission / Manual Mode

Driver Shift Control (DSC)

Buick Encore. Manual Mode

DSC allows you to shift an automatic transmission similar to a manual transmission. To use the DSC feature:

  1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) rearward to M (Manual Mode).

    While driving in manual mode, the transmission will remain in the driver selected gear. When coming to a stop in the manual position, the vehicle will automatically shift into 1 (First) gear.

  2. Press the + (plus) end of the button on the top of the shift lever to upshift, or press the − (minus) end of the button to downshift.

The instrument cluster will change from the currently displayed message to the letter “M,” for Manual position, and a number indicating the requested gear.

While using the DSC feature, the transmission will have firmer shifting and sportier performance. This can be used for sport driving or when climbing hills to stay in gear longer or to downshift for more power or engine braking.

The transmission will only allow you to shift into gears appropriate for the vehicle speed and engine revolutions per minute (rpm):

  • The transmission will not allow shifting to the next higher gear if the vehicle speed or engine rpm is too low.
  • The transmission will not allow shifting to the next lower gear if the vehicle speed or engine rpm is too high.

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    The rear door safety locks prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.

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    If equipped, the safety lock is located on the inside edge of the rear doors. To use the safety lock:

    Insert the key into the safety lock slot and turn it so the slot is in the horizontal position. Close the door. Do the same for the other rear door.

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