Driving down the highway in 2nd gear (like a genius)


#1

This morning, cause I was so very awake, and at my best, I drove down the highway with top speeds of maybe 55 to 60 for a little under 3 miles in 2nd (I have a 2013 Honda CR-V automatic). I noticed it went to 5000 rpm, far away from the redline. Will this cause any damage to the car? Thank you.


#2

No, it is very unlikely that any damage was done.
Back in the '70s, I drove most of the way from Cincinnati to Dayton, Ohio in second gear, as a result of my passenger leaning over the console to…let’s just say that she…assisted me…while I drove.
;-))

I didn’t discover the fact that the trans was in second gear until I exited from the Interstate in Dayton, and I estimate that I probably drove at least 40 miles in second gear. A few days later, I drove back to NJ–sans problems–and I continued to drive the car without any problems for another two years or so.


#3

Agree, I wouldn’t worry about it at all. Some might say you performed an ‘Italian tune-up’, which is used to try and clear out deposits in the cylinders…


#4

@ChrissieD

“Stuff” Happens!
I Hope You Were Awake Enough To Turn Up The Radio To Drown Out The Extra Noise From The Revving Engine! :wink:
CSA


#5

@VDCdriver
I think that post should have been in the distracted driver forum .


#6

Thank you!


#7

Burned a little extra gas is all you did.
That engine has a rev limiter that won’t let you hurt it.