CarTalk.com Best of Deals Car Reviews Repair Shops Cars A-Z Radio Show

2014 Honda CR-V - Paddle shifters

hello, The flappy paddles of the steering wheel, can they be used the same as a 5-speed stick or do you have to be gentle with them? When I go to pass some one I’ll drop it in to a lower gear and I shot past them. Is the good idea?

The paddles should be fairly robust, I doubt your thumbs would exert enough pressure to harm them.

Thanks but I was wondering about the transmission. Is there a clutch than engages the trans.

Thanks,

Dave Szilagyi

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” - John Wooden

Why do that when just pressing the accelerator pedal will accomplish the same thing.

3 Likes

The paddle shifters are nothing but a switch. The transmission has clutches but it is electronically controlled so you can’t hurt it even doing this.