Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low

To shift from Four-Wheel Drive Low to Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO or Two-Wheel Drive High, the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 5 km/h (3 mph) with the transmission in N (Neutral) and the ignition in ON/RUN. The preferred method for shifting out of Four-Wheel Drive Low is to have the vehicle moving 1.6 to 3.2 km/h (1 to 2 mph). Turn the knob to the Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO or Two-Wheel Drive High position. You must wait for the Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO or Two-Wheel Drive High indicator light to stop flashing and remain on before shifting the transmission into gear.

Notice: Shifting the transmission into gear before the requested mode indicator light has stopped flashing could damage the transfer case. To help avoid damaging the vehicle, always wait for the mode indicator lights to stop flashing before shifting the transmission into gear.

It is typical for the vehicle to exhibit significant engagement noise and bump when shifting between Four-Wheel Drive Low and Four-Wheel Drive High ranges or from N (Neutral) with the engine running.

If the knob is turned to the Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO, or Two-Wheel Drive High switch position when the vehicle is in gear and/or moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph), the Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO or Two-Wheel Drive High indicator light will flash for 30 seconds but will not complete the shift.

    See also:

    Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
    If your vehicle has DIC buttons, the information below explains the operation of this system. The DIC displays information about your vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is ...

    If a Tire Goes Flat
    It is unusual for a tire to blow out while driving, especially if the tires are maintained properly. See Tires on page 10‑37. If air goes out of a tire, it is much more likely to leak out slowly ...

    Resuming a Set Speed
    If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. Once the vehicle speed is 40 km/h (25 mph) ...