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I pushed the gear shift button, from Reverse to Drive, and I did not push hard enough for it to engage. I caught the second it moved, no problem.
Months later, same thing, I crashed into our RV in our driveway, owned it for a year
So obviously I can't keep the Ridgeline, love the design, and how it handles and drives but not sure if it is my hand arthritis or slight finger numbness.
I could keep it I believe if it just dinged upon shifting.
Has anyone else had this problem?
 

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Sorry to hear about this, but yet one more reason the push button gear shifter is subpar to say the least.
More to the point, a piece of crap, poor design, step backwards, change for cost savings miserable functioning, unintuitive user interface.
Have I mentioned it's a really bad design.
 

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I don't have the push button transmission, but doesn't it tell you what gear you are in on the HUD (like the 6sp)?
It does, but after years/decades of driving a conventional automatic where you just grab the shifter and pull down 1-3 notches and never really have to look at the shifter or the instrument display, this does take some getting used to...

OP: I feel you, I've only been driving the RL a few months and I've had at least a half dozen or more times where I thought I pressed hard enough to change gears, but quickly found out that I hadn't. I get that they probably don't want you accidentally changing gears if it's too sensitive, but honestly sometimes I feel like I have to make a conscious effort to kind of mash the buttons. I'm generally easy on my things, I don't slam doors, mash my keyboard/mouse buttons, etc., so this is kind of unnatural for me.
 

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I pushed the gear shift button, from Reverse to Drive, and I did not push hard enough for it to engage. I caught the second it moved, no problem.
Months later, same thing, I crashed into our RV in our driveway, owned it for a year
So obviously I can't keep the Ridgeline, love the design, and how it handles and drives but not sure if it is my hand arthritis or slight finger numbness.
I could keep it I believe if it just dinged upon shifting.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Directly in front of you in the gauge cluster is a shift position indicator.
 

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I pushed the gear shift button, from Reverse to Drive, and I did not push hard enough for it to engage. I caught the second it moved, no problem.
Months later, same thing, I crashed into our RV in our driveway, owned it for a year
So obviously I can't keep the Ridgeline, love the design, and how it handles and drives but not sure if it is my hand arthritis or slight finger numbness.
I could keep it I believe if it just dinged upon shifting.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I have a 2022 RTL you can set it to give a ding when you shift into reverse doesn't make a ding noise going into drive tho!
 
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