Vehicles with 4WD transmission
Depending on road conditions, you can select one of the following modes by turning switch 1:
- - 2WD;
- - AUTO;
- - 4WD Lock
Turn switch 1 to AUTO to enable this mode
In AUTO mode, torque is automatically distributed between the front and rear wheels depending on road conditions and vehicle speed
This position improves the stability of the car on the road.
Use this mode on any road (dry, snow, slippery roads, etc.) or when towing a trailer, caravan, etc.
There is no indication on the instrument panel for this mode
To enable this mode, turn switch 1 to the 2WD position. 2WD
warning light on instrument panel
In 2WD mode, only the front wheels are driven
You should use this mode on dry roads with good grip
To turn off this mode, turn switch 1 to the AUTO position.
The 2WD warning light goes out on the instrument panel
4WD Lock Mode
To enable this mode, turn switch 1 to the 4WD Lock position
The switch then returns to the AUTO position. 4WD Lock warning light on instrument panel
In 4WD Lock mode, the torque is distributed between the front and rear wheels in a proportion that is optimal for driving the car in off-road conditions
This mode should only be used off-road (examples: dirt, steep slopes, sand)
To turn off this mode, turn switch 1 to the 4WD Lock position again.
The warning light on the instrument panel will turn off.
When the engine is stopped, 4WD Lock remains on for one minute
After one minute, the system will enter 2WD or AUTO mode, depending on the position of the switch
If the vehicle is driven in 4WD Lock mode at a speed above 80 km/h or at a speed of 60-80 km/h for more than one minute, the system will automatically switch back to AUTO mode.
The 4WD Lock warning light will turn off
Features of all-wheel drive transmission
The vehicle may make excessive noise when 4WD Lock or AUTO is enabled. This is not a malfunction. If the system detects a difference in the size of the front and rear wheels (for example, insufficient tire pressure, pronounced tire wear on one of the axles, etc.), it automatically switches to 2WD mode
A warning light comes on () and, depending on the vehicle's equipment, the message "Check syst. all-wheel drive".
Drive as soon as possible to an Authorized Dealership at a reduced speed
The solution to this problem may be to replace the tires.
Always use four identical tires with the same wear rate
If the wheels spin a lot, mechanical components may overheat
If this happens:
- first, the 4WD Lock signal lamp will light up on the instrument panel and, depending on the vehicle equipment, the message “All-wheel drive system overheating” will appear
4WD Lock mode is still enabled, it is recommended to stop as soon as possible to cool the system (until the warning light goes out);
- if the wheel slip continues, the system automatically switches to 2WD mode and, depending on the vehicle configuration, the message "4WD system overheating”, while it is not possible to select another mode while the indicator light is flashing
In this case, it is recommended to stop as soon as possible and allow the system to cool down (until the lamp stops flashing).
It may take approximately five minutes to cool down
When the system detects too much front wheel slip, it changes the engine mode to reduce the slip
Anti-lock braking system operation in Lock mode (vehicles with ABS)
When 4WD Lock is active, off-road ABS mode is enabled. At this oh situation, cyclic locking of the wheels is allowed so that they better push through the soil, which reduces the braking distance on loose soils
If this mode is enabled:
- - vehicle maneuverability in braking mode is limited. This operating mode is not recommended for very low grip conditions (e.g. on ice);
- - some noise may appear. This is normal and is not a violation
Operation of the Trajectory Stabilization System (ESC) and traction control when driving off-road (vehicles with ESC)
When driving on loose ground (sand, mud, deep snow), it is recommended to turn off the ESC by pressing the ESC switch
In this case, only the separate wheel braking system works.
This system brakes a spinning wheel or wheels, thereby transferring torque to the wheels that have traction.
This is especially useful when all-wheel drive is on
All ESC functions are enabled again when accelerating above 50 km/h (60 km/h in 4WD Lock mode), after restarting the engine, or after pressing the ESC switch again
If the system detects a malfunction, it automatically switches to 2WD mode, the warning light comes on () and, depending on the vehicle equipment, the message "Check system. all-wheel drive"
Continue driving at a moderate speed and contact the manufacturer's service company as soon as possible
For some malfunctions, the system may not enter 2WD mode or 4WD Lock mode.
AUTO remains on.
It is urgent to contact the manufacturer's service station
4 wheel drive system
- - Whatever mode is selected, do not start the engine unless all four wheels are on the ground, such as when using a jack or rolling stand
- - Do not turn the mode switch when cornering, when reversing, or when the wheels are spinning heavily.
Select 2WD, AUTO or 4WD Lock only when the vehicle is moving in a straight line
- - Use only tires with the required characteristics
- - 4WD Lock mode is specially designed for off-road driving.
Using this mode in any other way may limit the vehicle's maneuverability and cause damage to the vehicle's mechanical components
- Always install tires with the same characteristics on all four wheels.
The use of tires of different sizes can lead to serious consequences for both the tires themselves and the gearbox, transfer case and differential gears.