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USING SNOW CHAINS

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood before using snow chains. Failure to use the snow chains safely could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

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

WARNING

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) must be switched off when using traction devices.

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

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 use vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices 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. Doing so helps to enhance the performance of the traction devices. See TIRE MARKINGS.

  • Half chain traction devices can be fitted to the following tire sizes:

    235/65R18.

    245/50R20.

    255/40R22.

  • 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 on the same axle.

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

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

NOTES

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