Hyundai Santa Cruz Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Santa Cruz: Driving your Vehicle / All Wheel Drive (AWD)

The All Wheel Drive (AWD) System delivers engine power to both the front and rear wheels for maximum traction. AWD is useful when extra traction is required on roads such slippery, muddy, wet, or snow-covered roads.

Occasional off-road use such as established unpaved roads and trails are OK. It is always important that the driver carefully reduces the speed to a level that does not exceed the safe operating speed for those conditions.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH:

  • Do not drive in conditions that exceed the vehicles intended design such as challenging off-road conditions.
  • Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
  • Do not make quick steering wheel movements, such as sharp lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
  • The risk of a rollover is greatly increased if you lose control of your vehicle at highway speeds.
  • Loss of control often occurs if two or more wheels drop off the roadway and the driver over steers to reenter the roadway.
  • In the event your vehicle leaves the roadway, do not steer sharply. Instead, slow down before pulling back into the travel lanes.

NOTICE

  • Do not drive in water if the level is higher than the bottom of the vehicle.
  • Check your brake condition once you are out of mud or water. Depress the brake pedal several times as you move slowly until you feel normal braking return.
  • Shorten your scheduled maintenance interval if you drive in off-road conditions such as sand, mud or water (see "Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions" in chapter 7).
  • Always wash your vehicle thoroughly after off road use, especially the bottom of the vehicle.
  • Be sure to equip the vehicle with four tires of the same size and type.
  • Make sure that a full time AWD vehicle is towed by a flat bed tow truck.
Drive Mode Integrated Control System
The drive mode may be selected according to the driver’s preference or road condition. The system resets to be in the NORMAL mode, when the engine is restarted. Information If there is a problem ...

AWD Operation
Four Wheel Drive (AWD) mode selection WARNING If AWD warning light () stays on the instrument cluster, your vehicle may have a malfunction with the AWD system. When the AWD warning light () illu ...

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Hyundai Santa Cruz 2021-2024 Owners Manual: Other display Messages
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Hyundai Santa Cruz 2021-2024 Owners Manual: All Season & Summer Tires
All Season Tires HYUNDAI specifies all season tires on some models to provide good performance for use all year round, including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified by ALL SEASON and/or M+S (Mud and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow tires have better snow traction th ...

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