Hyundai Tucson: All wheel drive (AWD) / Emergency precautions

Tires

Do not use tire and wheel with different size and type from the one originally installed on your vehicle. It can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could lead to steering failure or rollover causing serious injury.

When replacing the tires, be sure to equip all four tires with the tire and wheel of the same size, type, tread, brand and load-carrying capacity. If you equip your vehicle with any tire/wheel combination not recommended by HYUNDAI for off-road driving, you should not use these tires for highway driving.

WARNING

Never start or run the engine while a full-time AWD vehicle is raised on a jack.The vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby.

Towing

AWD vehicles must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground.

Dynamometer testing

A full-time AWD vehicle must be tested on a special four wheel chassis dynamometer.

A full-time AWD vehicle should not be tested on a 2WD roll tester. If a 2WD roll tester must be used, perform the following procedure:

1.Check the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.

2.Place the front wheels on the roll tester for a speedometer test as shown in the illustration.

3.Release the parking brake.

4.Place the rear wheels on the temporary free roller as shown in the illustration.

CAUTION

WARNING

Keep away from the front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in gear on the dynamometer. The vehicle can jump forward and cause serious injury or death.

For safe AWD operation
Before driving Make sure all passengers are wearing seat belts. Sit upright and closer to the steering wheel than usual. Adjust the steering wheel to a position comfortable for you to drive. ...

Braking system
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Other information:

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) supports the driver come down a steep hill without depressing the brake pedal. It slows down the vehicle under 5mph (8 km/h) and lets the driver concentrate on steering the vehicle. WARNING Always turn off the DBC on normal roads. The DBC might activate ina ...

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Changing tires
WARNING A vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby. Take the following safety precautions: NEVER place any portion of your body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack. NEVER attempt to change a tire in the lane of traffic. ALWAYS ...

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