How do I put my Mustang Mach-E into Temporary Neutral Mode?

Engage Temporary Neutral Mode to keep your vehicle in Neutral (N) for a limited time after turning off or exiting your vehicle using the instructions below. You can use this when entering a car wash to allow your vehicle to roll freely.


  • Your vehicle could shift to P (Park) after 30 minutes, or when the vehicle battery charge level is low. Prolonged use of this mode can cause the 12 V battery to run out of charge.
  • Do not tow your vehicle in this mode.

Using Temporary Neutral Mode

Select what you would like to do from the drop-down options below to learn how to enter and exit Temporary Neutral Mode:

Entering Temporary Neutral Mode

To engage Temporary Neutral Mode: 

  1. Bring your vehicle to a complete stop. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  2. Shift the vehicle into N (Neutral). An instructional message appears in the instrument cluster display.
    Rotary gear knob placed into Neutral
  3. Press the L (Low) button in the center of the rotary dial. A confirmation message appears when your vehicle enters Neutral mode.
    Finger pressing the L button in the center of the gear rotary dial
  4. Release the brake pedal. Your vehicle is now free to roll.
  5. Switch your Mustang Mach-E off.

You will receive a notification that the vehicle is in Temporary Neutral Mode, and it will remain that way for 30 minutes. The Neutral (N) indicator on the transmission selector may flash in this mode.

Exiting Temporary Neutral Mode

To disengage Temporary Neutral Mode:

  1. Press the brake pedal.
  2. Shift the vehicle into Park (P), or power your vehicle on and shift into Drive (D) or Reverse (R).