Dodge Avenger: Freeing a stuck vehicle - What to do in emergencies - Dodge Avenger Owners ManualDodge Avenger: Freeing a stuck vehicle

If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, itcan often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn yoursteering wheel right and left to clear the area around thefront wheels. Then shift back and forth between REVERSEand FIRST gear. Using minimal accelerator pedalpressure to maintain the rocking motion, without spinningthe wheels, is most effective.

NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with ElectronicStability Control (ESC), turn the system to Partial OFFbefore attempting to “rock” the vehicle. Refer to “ElectronicBrake Control” in “Starting and Operating” forfurther information.

CAUTION:

• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between1st and REVERSE, do not spin the wheelsfaster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damagemay result.

• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fastmay lead to transmission overheating and failure.

It can also damage the tires. Do not spin thewheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (notransmission shifting occurring).

WARNING:

Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generatedby excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, oreven failure, of the axle and tires. A tire couldexplode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’swheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or forlonger than 30 seconds continuously without stoppingwhen you are stuck and do not let anyone neara spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.

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