Accidentally shifted into reverse (automatic) should I be worried?
Hey guys, this is my first post here. I hope I'm posting this in the right section. Anyway, I just bought an 06 G6 base model a few days ago. Well tonight I was coming home from work. Coming from a manual transmission car I'm used to having my hand on the shifter and I managed to accidentally shift into reverse while going about 20-25mph. I realized it immediately and shifted into neutral and came to a stop. I didn't hear any noises or anything just felt it dump speed really quick. When I tried to accelerate again the car didn't budge.
Right then my heart dropped cause I thought I just destroyed my tranny. I put it in park, killed the engine and then started it back up. It took about a second longer to start up but I didn't hear anything strange and it seems to be driving perfect. Should I be worried about some problems coming up later or does it sound like I got lucky? Do these cars have some sort of safety mechanism to prevent damage from occurring if this happens? When it went into reverse I didn't hear any grinding or anything.