Automatic vs Manual Mode
Has anyone had or heard of transmission issues with the manual mode? I recall when many cars started to offer their automatic transmissions with "manual" mode or the option to "shift" on your own.
I had the feature on my 1997 prelude, 2002 audi a4, 2006 outback xt, and my 2014 Q5 TDI and wonder if the "manual" mode could actually harm the transmission. I used the mode in a limited fashion in the 1997 prelude and audi and instead use sport mode instead of drive if I wanted a slightly sportier rude or when passing etc...
Back in the late 90's when I first had the added feature in the car I believe I read about a lot of transmission issues since the shifting wasn't obviously a real manual transmission but a bit of a gimick(y) feature... Had this feature changed and become a safe/r feature with low risk of transmission problems...?
I'm assuming the transmission of our cars our coveted under normal warranty or extended warranties...?