TamTam, did you accidentally hit the gear shifter into first (or manual mode) by accident? I did this several times myself when I first got the 'Riot. If you look down at the dash, you'll see it show PRND(1,2,3,4,5,6) where the number would indicate the gear selected. You have to hold the shifter to the right for a few seconds to return it to automatic mode, or shift into Neutral, then back into Drive or turn the Jeep off then back on again.
If I'm driving around in an easy to moderate fashion, my cvt definitely has a feel of "shift points" where the rpms rise and fall accordingly. When I'm flooring it though, it whacks up into the 5000 rpm range and stays there while the jeep just continues to gain speed. I think the North American vehicles are programmed that way though for the average consumer who expects a transmission to shift. If it doesn't shift, people here in the US tend to think it's slipping or broken in some way.
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Last edited by todde702; 07-09-2010 at 12:49 PM.