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USING SNOW CHAINS

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the following warnings before using snow chains. Failure to comply with the safety instructions could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Only use traction devices in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.

WARNING

Never exceed 30 mph (50 km/h) when traction devices are fitted.

WARNING

Never fit traction devices to a temporary-use spare wheel.

NOTES

When using snow chains, select the rain ice snow driving mode. See RAIN ICE SNOW MODE.

Traction devices approved by the vehicle manufacturer may be used to improve traction in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.

Traction devices should not be used in off-road conditions where there is no compacted snow.

If it becomes necessary to fit traction devices, the following points must be observed:

  • Only vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices should be used on the vehicle. Only vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices have been tested to make sure that the devices do not cause damage to the vehicle. Contact a retailer/authorized repairer for information.

  • The wheels and tires fitted to the vehicle must conform to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturer's original equipment. This helps to enhance the performance of the traction devices. See TIRE MARKINGS.

  • Half chain devices can be fitted to 225/65 R17, 235/65 R17 and 235/60 R18 tires only on primary driven front axle.

  • For 19, 20 and 21 in wheels it is not possible to fit snow chains on the front wheels. However, 17 or 18 in wheel and tire assemblies can be fitted as an alternative, depending on the brake size of the vehicle.

  • Do not fit a traction device to a temporary-use spare wheel.

  • Always read, understand, and follow the traction device manufacturer's instructions. Pay particular attention to the maximum speed and fitting instructions.

  • Fit traction devices in pairs, and on the same axle.

  • To avoid tire and/or vehicle damage, remove traction devices as soon as the conditions allow.

NOTES

Contact a retailer/authorized repairer for details and availability of approved snow chains.