Being stuck in snow can be a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby.
If possible, use Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 13-5.
To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe:
Snow can trap engine exhaust under the vehicle. This may cause exhaust gases to get inside. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.
If the vehicle is stuck in the snow:
For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust on page 9-20.
To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to save heat. Repeat this until help arrives but only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. Moving about to keep warm also helps.
If it takes some time for help to arrive, now and then when you run the engine, push the accelerator pedal slightly so the engine runs faster than the idle speed. This keeps the battery charged to restart the vehicle and to signal for help with the headlamps. Do this as little as possible to save fuel.
Rear Window Wiper/ Washer
If equipped with the rear wiper/ washer, the controls are on the end of the windshield wiper lever. Turn the rear wiper/washer band to operate the rear window wiper/ washer. ON: Turns the rear wiper on for continuous wipes. OFF: Turns the rear wiper off. (Rear Washer): Sprays washer fluid ...
To tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a dolly: Put the front wheels on a dolly. Shift the automatic transmission into P (Park) or a manual transmission into 1 (First) gear. Set the parking brake. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ah ...
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Engine Oil Use only engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity grade. L ...