Hyundai Tucson: AWD operation / For safe AWD operation

Before driving

Driving on snow-covered or icy roads

Driving in sand or mud

CAUTION

When the vehicle is stuck in snow, sand or mud, place a nonslip material under the drive wheels to provide traction OR Slowly spin the wheels in forward and reverse directions which causes a rocking motion that may free the vehicle. However, avoid running the engine continuously at high rpm, doing so may damage the AWD system. 

Driving up or down hills

WARNING

Exercise extreme caution driving up or down steep hills. The vehicle may flip depending on the grade, terrain and water / mud conditions.

WARNING

Do not drive across the contour of steep hills. A slight change in the wheel angle can destabilize the vehicle, or a stable vehicle may lose stability if the vehicle stops its forward motion. Your vehicle may roll over and lead to a serious injury or death.

Driving through water

CAUTION

Always drive slowly in water. If you drive too fast, water may get into the engine compartment and wet the ignition system causing your vehicle to suddenly stop.

Additional driving conditions

Always hold the steering wheel firmly when you are driving offroad.

WARNING

Do not grab the inside of the steering wheel when you are driving off-road. You may hurt your arm by a sudden steering maneuver or from steering wheel rebound due to an impact with objects on the ground.You could lose control of the steering wheel that may lead to serious injury or death.

All 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 () illuminates have your vehicle checked ...

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 steer ...

Other information:

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Service Manual: Steering Gear box Components and Components Location
Components 1. Tie rod end2. Lock nut3. Bellows 4. Bellows band5. Tie rod6. Rack bar 7. Dust packing 8. Dust cap 9. Oil seal10. Pinion plug11. Pinion assembly12. Yoke plug13. Yoke spring14. Support yoke assembly 15. Rack housing ...

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Seat belt safety precautions
Always fasten your seat belt and make sure all passengers have fastened their seat belts before starting any trip. Air bags are designed to supplement the seat belt as an additional safety device, but they are not a substitute. Most states require all occupants of a vehicle to wear seat belts. ...

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