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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    Cleaning exterior
    In order to maintain the appearance of your vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. To protect the paint surfaces, wash your vehicle as soon as you can: - after a rainfall to preven ...

    Sunroof (if equipped)
    You can tilt or slide the sunroof by operating the “TILT” part of the sunroof switch or the “SLIDE” part of the sunroof switch when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. There i ...

    Key positions
    LOCK (0) Except for the Intelligent Key equipped model: The key can only be removed from the ignition switch at this position. For the Intelligent Key equipped model: PUSH OFF - The ignition ...