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:
Engages the regenerative braking system more aggressively on downhill slopes, and helps reduce brake use.