Hello everyone I just want to say that my pleasure to be member here
My name is Hani I am from Egypt my car is a 2016 hyundai i30 2.0 (AT)
OK my topic is about neutral position 'N' ( AT ) Before I carry on I will just tell you that ( my Hyundai i30 allows you to pull the key from ignition without putting the shift on Park "P" it's weird I know.
Last month for first time because I was in hurry emergency. I shutdown the car with the gearshift in "N" and got back to car after 2 days and started it up normally, then I noticed the shifter was in neutral "N".
So I was afraid and started to search on Google Some said :-
1st / N & P are the same and they are the only option that allow you start up the car . (is that true information ?)
2ND -/ Don't start up the car in N because once you do that there's friction between engine and transmission which will damage them in time (is that true information ?)
3rd - / N & D are same when come to oil pump. It will push the oil once the engine running the only position that the oil pump is semi-stop is on Park "P" (is that true information ?)
So as you see there's many opinions that make me confused and more worried
So what I need to know from Mechanical Specialist or any one have knowledge about automatic transmission Could you tell me please : "Dose turning off or starting up the car in neutral ['N'] cause any damage to mechanical or electronic parts" ?