I have a 2007 Suzuki XL7. It has an automatic transmission that can be shifted up and down manually by pushing the gearshift sideways while in Drive.
It recently stopped shifting manually. I can push the gear shifter sideways, but it does not display the gear (only says D instead of M like it normally switches to). Moving the shifter doesn't cause the gears to change. Otherwise, the transmission is acting normally.
Get a scan done to see if there are any trouble codes.
September, 18, 2011 AT 6:08 PM
Only one trouble code is set--P0008 or something like that--it's an engine performance code related to timing chains or tensioners. The trouble code had been set for a couple of months before the transmission issue popped up.
September, 18, 2011 AT 10:27 PM
Was any scan done after the problem ocurred?
Does using the paddle shift works?
Problem indicates a possible fault with the shift control, under the shift lever.
December, 19, 2012 AT 11:35 PM
Trying to follow up on this problem that I never got solved. Has anyone else had this problem?
December, 20, 2012 AT 11:05 AM
You did not reply to my questions so how are we to help you?
December, 20, 2012 AT 2:41 PM
The problem here IS the "paddle shift". All codes are cleared now for months.
December, 20, 2012 AT 3:11 PM
What about the manual shift with gear shift lever? You need to provide us with information for us to understand the problem.
December, 21, 2012 AT 3:50 AM
Please read original question carefully.
December, 21, 2012 AT 1:29 PM
You initial question did not mention anything about the paddle shift.
I am done since you are not appreciative of my effort.