2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Owners Manual

Driving your vehicle
Hazardous driving conditions
Rocking the vehicle
When  hazardous   driving  elements     If it  is necessary  to rock  the vehicle
are   encountered   such   as   water,     to  free it  from snow,  sand,  or mud,
snow,  ice, mud  and  sand, take  the     first turn the steering  wheel right and
If  the tires  spin  at  high  speed
the  tires can  explode, and  you
or others may be injured. Do not
attempt this procedure if people
or  objects  are  anywhere   near
the vehicle.
The vehicle  can  overheat caus-
ing an  engine compartment  fire
or   other    damage.   Spin    the
wheels as  little as possible  and
avoid  spinning   the  wheels   at
speeds over 35 mph (56 km/h) as
indicated on the speedometer.
below suggestions:
left  to  clear  the  area  around  your
front  wheels.  Then,  shift  back  and
forth between R (Reverse) and a for-
ward gear.
Try to avoid spinning the wheels, and
do not race the engine.
To prevent  transaxle wear, wait  until
the   wheels   stop  spinning   before
shifting gears. Release the accelera-
tor  pedal  while  shifting,  and  press
lightly on the accelerator pedal while
the transaxle is  in gear. Slowly spin-
ning   the   wheels   in  forward   and
reverse directions  causes  a rocking
motion that may free the vehicle.
Drive cautiously and keep a longer
braking distance.
Avoid abrupt braking or steering.
When your vehicle is stuck in snow,
mud,  or   sand,   use  the   second
gear.  Accelerate  slowly   to  avoid
unnecessary wheel spinning.
Put sand,  rock  salt, tire  chains or
other non-slip  materials under  the
wheels  to provide  additional  trac-
tion while being stuck in  ice, snow,
or mud.
Downshifting with an automatic
transaxle while  driving on  slip-
pery   surfaces   can  cause   an
accident. The sudden change in
tire speed could cause the  tires
to skid.  Be careful when  down-
shifting on slippery surfaces.
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