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 Owners Manual: Cargo security screen (if equipped)
Use the cargo security screen to hide items stored in the cargo area. To use the cargo security screen: 1. Pull the cargo security screen towards the rear of the vehicle by the handle. 2. Insert the guide pin into the guide. When the cargo security screen is not in use: 1. Pull the carg ...

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Checking the engine coolant level
WARNING Never remove the radiator cap or the drain plug while the engine and radiator are hot. Hot coolant and steam may blow out under pressure, causing serious injury. Turn the engine off and wait until the engine cools down. Use extreme care when removing the radiator cap. Wrap a thick ...

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