Before crossing rocks and scree in your 4x4, get out of the vehicle and assess the risks. If you feel it’s safe to continue, select Rock Crawl on Terrain Response and proceed carefully. Low-range first gear is best for rocky ground.
If possible, ask someone outside the vehicle to guide you through the area, or use surround cameras if fitted.
TRAVERSING ROCKY TERRAIN
Before navigating uneven ground, secure anything inside the vehicle that could fall. If possible, remove any roof-rack items.
Use the lowest gear possible and approach at a crawl. Avoid the temptation to steer up the slope.
If you slide, steer downhill and gently apply the throttle. If you lose traction on your uphill wheels, stop immediately, reverse away and choose a more suitable route.
Keep an eye out for anything that could unbalance the vehicle, like rocks or potholes.
Approach logs, rocky steps or ditches diagonally: you want three wheels on the ground at all times.
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