Accidentally shifted from S to N (EX-T CVT)

  1. l0p3s22

    l0p3s22 Member

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    I was accelerating while in S and went to shift back to D when I reached around 40mph and accidentally went all the way to neutral. I heard the engine rev and immediately took my foot off the gas pedal and shifted back to D. When I looked at the RPMs while switching from N, they were around 2K, I'm not sure how high the RPMs got while I revved the engine.

    I wondering if anyone knew the specifics of how the computer of the car works in this specific situation. I believe it was able to match the engine speed to the transmission because there was nothing noticeable when I shifted from N to D so hopefully the transmission is alright?

    I was also wondering if anyone knew if the computer would cut off the fuel injectors when in N before the redline is reached or only when the redline is reached?

    thanks.
     
  2. Fanoflive

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    I have a manual, so I know it is not the same transmission, but I have missed a shift while driving aggressively next to someone(so basically in neutral) and the engine got up near the red line. I hit the rev limiter, so it does cut before redlining it.
     
  3. Sman

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    Your car's fine. There is a rev limiter on it. Also it's not like you neutral dropped it for a burn out.
     
  4. CivicXI

    CivicXI Senior Member

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    It's almost impossible to back drive your engine over redline with a CVT.

    Essentially the engine rev'ed because you were still on the gas and u were in neutral. Worst that happens is you bounce off the rev limiter, which is there to protect the engine, you'll be fine.
     
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    Empyrean Senior Member

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    My old accord I would gun it once in a while petal to the floor and would have it in manual mode. It wont let you hit dangerous RPMs. I wouldn't be worried.
     
  6. bembol

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    I've done it a few times on my Murano, the Tiptronic is on the gear box. I was just careless but regardless I do prefer this set up over Paddle Shifters.

    Really, what can you do except cross your fingers. It's not like you can correct it.
     
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