Hyundai Santa Fe: Four Wheel Drive (4WD) operation / Auto Four Wheel Drive mode (normal driving). Four Wheel Drive (4WD) selection

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Four wheel drive (4WD) / Four Wheel Drive (4WD) operation / Auto Four Wheel Drive mode (normal driving). Four Wheel Drive (4WD) selection

Auto Four Wheel Drive mode (normal driving)

If the 4WD system determines there is a need for four wheel drive, the engine's driving power is distributed to all four wheels automatically.

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) selection

Be sure to maintain Auto 4WD mode when driving on normal roads. If you drive with the 4WD Lock mode on normal roads or curved roads, it may damage 4WD parts and cause vibration and noise. However, vibration and noise are normal conditions that will disappear when Auto 4WD mode is selected. Also, when the vehicle is changed from 4WD Lock to Auto 4WD, a sensation may be felt as driving power is delivered to the rear wheels.

    Four Wheel Drive (4WD) mode selection

    WARNING If 4WD warning light () stays on the instrument cluster, your vehicle may have a malfunction with the 4WD system. When the 4WD warning light () illuminates have the vehicle be checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible...

    For safe 4WD 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...

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    Gauges and meters


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