Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver Island
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester
My business partner had a rental Jeep Liberty (4wd of course) and got "stuck" in a bit of a dip on a logging road as the traction control retarded the throttle so much due to perceived wheel slip that he could not get out of the dip and needed a push from a passing pickup. And with no owners manual on board, he did not know how to turn off the TC.
For those of us who drive a lot on gravel or snow packed bush roads, we often will disable the TC so as to prevent such an incident as he had. I have found over the last few years that the TC as implemented by Chrysler to way too intrusive but Subaru's implementation is just about right. So far, I have never had to turn it off. So far.......
2009 Subaru Forester Touring Edition, AT