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Re: “Gear shifter”, time for it to go?

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:11 pm
by kevinleaf
(MY2013)
I like the shifter it as it is. It is one of the "different" touches that makes the car unique. You get used to it quickly and it becomes quite intuitive. I would like the car to "default" to B mode instead of D since B is all I use. Perhaps if I read the manual there is a way to change this setting.

Re: “Gear shifter”, time for it to go?

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:17 am
by kovalb
kevinleaf wrote:(MY2013) I would like the car to "default" to B mode instead of D since B is all I use. Perhaps if I read the manual there is a way to change this setting.
Sorry, no way to change the setting. I do agree with your point about being able to default to it though.

Re: “Gear shifter”, time for it to go?

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:46 pm
by planet4ever
kovalb wrote:
kevinleaf wrote:(MY2013) I would like the car to "default" to B mode instead of D since B is all I use. Perhaps if I read the manual there is a way to change this setting.
Sorry, no way to change the setting. I do agree with your point about being able to default to it though.
A number of us had the same complaint about ECO mode on the 2011-2012. Unlike what you see on your 2013, there was no ECO switch on the steering wheel. ECO was engaged by a "double shift", like B is on the 2013. In fact that is still the way it works on the 2013 S model, which (like the 2011-2012) has no B mode. But it does seem someone at Nissan was listening to us. The 2013 S model now remembers whether I was using ECO or not, and applies that remembered state automatically when I shift into drive. I suspect that they thought of B as being used only during downhill braking, so assumed you wouldn't want the state remembered. Indeed, the manual says:
B-mode:
Engages the regenerative braking system more aggressively on downhill slopes, and helps reduce brake use.
Ray

Re: “Gear shifter”, time for it to go?

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:32 pm
by kevinleaf
I love B mode. That is all I use. I wrote about it here:
http://www.lieberland.com/blog/manual-t ... e-leaf/260" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Perhaps they moved the E brake in 2013? Mine is on the floor where the clutch pedal would be.

Re: “Gear shifter”, time for it to go?

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:51 pm
by mbender
kevinleaf wrote:Perhaps if I read the manual there is a way to change this setting.
+1

That's how I feel about the incessant door-open beeping. :?

On topic, I'm ambivalent about the shifter: I agree with the merits of all your arguments! ;-)