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Is it safe to shift between "D", "B" and "N"

Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:23 pm

I have my LEAF a month and mostly drove it in "B" mode. Now I am shifting freely between "D" and "B", and of late doing a little "N" to coast.

Is there any danger shifting between "D", "B" and "N" while moving?

Also are you protected from going into "R" and "P" while driving? I assume those require ZERO speed and foot on brake?

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Re: Is it safe to shift between "D", "B" and "N"

Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:37 pm

It is safe. The "shifting" is just electronic mode changing - there is no actual, physical changing of gears, even for reverse. The one speed drivetrain is always meshed.
Last edited by LeftieBiker on Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Is it safe to shift between "D", "B" and "N"

Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:45 am

I do it constantly on a regular basis:
2013 Leaf SL (12/2013) + Premium package 31,000 miles - 58.8AHr - 89%SOH

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