Hyundai Kona: 4WD operation / For safe 4WD 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 4WD 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

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 which may lead to serious injury or death.

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 we recommend that the vehicle be ...

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 steering ...

Other information:

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Owners Manual: LED Headlamp Warning Light
This warning light illuminates: When you turn the ignition switch or the Engine Start/Stop button to the ON position. When there is a malfunction with the LED headlamp. In this case, we recommend that you have the vehicle inspected by an an authorized HYUNDAI dealer. This warning light blink ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Service Manual: Cluster Ionizer Description and operation
Description The cluster ionizer makes disinfection and decomposition of bad smell from the air-conditioner or inflow air. And it cleans the inside air of a vehicle. When the ignition switch is ON, the ionizer runs "CLEAN" mode and then "ION" mo ...

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