Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, "sport" setting specifics in Cadillac SRX Forums; Anybody know exactly what the "sport" setting on the trans does? I've used it a couple times down twisty back ...
Sport mode allows you to control when the transmission shifts gears. When you move the lever to the right it is in manual mode, then by selecting plus or minus you can change gear up or down. This can be helpful in certain conditions, like off-road travel or driving through mountainous terrain. It is called Sport Mode, because I suppose you could use it almost like a manually shifter giving the driver greater control, however, you would need to learn the shift points to do it well.
08srx is correct, but you don't specify what year or engine in your post. But in general, when in sport mode it changes the trannys shift points, and when you decide to move it up and down, you can manually select the gears. But for a more detailed explanation, see your owners manual
I encountered this "PMLF" while powering out of a corner this afternoon. It shook me up a bit, I thought my trans was stuck in gear. So I shifted left to D and it upshifted from 3-5. I admit, I'm kind of proud that I triggered this PMFL mode due to my driving.
Yeah, that's what I was too lazy to explain, and forgot the name they called it. but when you put it back in to drive, i think it automatically shows on the dash "5" for a second no mater what gear its really in.