Jeep Liberty: Traction Downhill - Off-Road Driving Tips - Starting And Operating - Jeep Liberty Owner's ManualJeep Liberty: Traction Downhill

Shift the transmission into a low gear and the transfer case to 4WD LOW range. Let the vehicle go slowly down the hill with all four wheels turning against engine compression drag. This will permit you to control the vehicle speed and direction.

When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission whenever possible.

    Hill Climbing
    NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the conditions at the crest and/or on the other side. Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a lower gear and shift the transfe ...

    After Driving Off-Road
    Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken ca ...

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    Coolant level check
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    Auto-dimming mirror/compass (if equipped)
    Auto-dimming mirror/compass (if equipped) 1) Auto dimming indicator 2) Left (mirror) button 3) Photosensor 4) Right (compass) button 5) Compass display The auto-dimming mirror has an ant ...

    Accepting a call
    If someone calls you when you are in the Tel menu, a display message appears in the multifunction display, for example: Press the button on the steering wheel to accept an incoming call. If y ...