Hyundai Santa Fe: All wheel drive (AWD) - Driving your vehicleHyundai Santa Fe: All wheel drive (AWD)

Engine power can be delivered to all front and rear wheels for maximum traction. AWD is useful when extra traction is required, such as, when driving on slippery, muddy, wet, or snow-covered roads. These vehicles are not designed for challenging offroad use. Occasional off-road use such as established unpaved roads and trails are OK. It is always important when traveling off-highway that the driver carefully reduces the speed to a level that does not exceed the safe operating speed for those conditions. In general, off-road conditions provide less traction and braking effectiveness than normal road conditions. The driver must be especially alert to avoid driving on slopes which tilt the vehicle to either side.

These factors must be carefully considered when driving off-road. Keeping the vehicle in contact with the driving surface and under control in these conditions is always the driver's responsibility for the safety of him/herself and his or her passengers.

WARNING - Off road driving

This vehicle is designed primarily for on road use although it can operate effectively off road. However, it was not designed to drive in challenging off-road conditions. Driving in conditions that exceed the vehicle's intended design or the driver's experience level may result in severe injury or death.

Good driving practices
Never move the shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the shift lever into "P" when the vehicle is in motion. Be sure ...

Tight corner brake effect
CAUTION - AWD When turning sharply on a paved road at low speed while in all wheel drive, steering control will be difficult. Tight corner brake effect is a unique characteristic of all-wheel drive vehicles ...

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Horn
To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn will operate only when this area is pressed. Check the horn regularly to be sure it operates ...

Front Mud Guard. Repair procedures
Replacement • Put on gloves to protect your hands. • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage. • ...

If you do decide to pull a trailer
Here are some important points if you decide to pull a trailer: Consider using a sway control.You can ask a hitch dealer about sway control. Do not do any towing with your car during its first 1,200 miles ...