If the vehicle becomes stuck

Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt, or snow:

brake and shift the shift lever to P. Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P.

around the stuck tire. Remove the mud, snow, or sand from around the stuck tire.

material to help provide traction under the tires. Place wood, stones or some other material to help provide traction under the tires.

Lock the center differential. (→ Restart the engine.

P. 327)  Release the parking brake and Lock the center differential. (→ P. 327) shift the shift lever to the D or R position and carefully apply the accelerator Release the parking brake and shift the shift lever to the D or R position and carefully apply the accelerator to free the vehicle.

Turn off TRAC and VSC if these functions are hampering your attempts to free the vehicle.

CAUTION

 - When attempting to free a stuck vehicle

If you choose to push the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the surround- ing area is clear, to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or persons. The vehicle may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes free. Use extreme caution.

 - When shifting the shift lever

Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.

This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident and result in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

 - To avoid damaging the transmission and other components

• Avoid spinning the wheels and rev the engine.

• If the vehicle remains stuck even after trying these procedures, the vehicle may require towing to be freed.

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