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ABOUT FOUR-WHEEL STEER

DESIGNED TO OFFER MORE MANEUVERABILITY  

Available Four-Wheel Steer is designed to offer greater vehicle maneuverability while parking at low speeds and on tight off-road trails. The system increases low-speed agility and allows the driver to achieve a tighter turn circle. Four-Wheel Steer is also designed to help improve vehicle stability when towing a trailer.

This feature also includes CrabWalk mode, a Four-Wheel Steer setting that allows the rear wheels to turn at the same angle as the front wheels — allowing the vehicle to move diagonally.

 


ABOUT FOUR-WHEEL STEER

Four-Wheel Steer is designed to offer more maneuverability in a variety of driving situations by syncing your front and rear tires in specific ways. The feature functions differently, depending on your drive mode. Four-Wheel Steer is engaged on your vehicle in Automatic Mode by default.

In Automatic Mode at low speeds (approximately less than 25 mph), your vehicle’s rear tires will turn the opposite direction of the front tires for maximum maneuverability. You may see this referred to in your Owner’s Manual as “out-of-phase” turning.

Here is what out-of-phase and in-phase steering look like:

NO REAR STEERING

STANDARD REAR STEERING OUT-OF-PHASE 

IN-PHASE REAR STEERING

The angle at which your rear tires turn depends on your front steering angle and the vehicle’s speed. As you approach 25 mph, the rear wheel angle will decrease in magnitude.

In all Four-Wheel Steer modes, there is a limit to the angle the rear wheel tires turn — approximately 10 degrees in either direction.

OFF-ROAD MODE AND TERRAIN MODE

At lower vehicle speeds, Off-Road Mode uses a different out-of-phase steering calibration than the default Automatic Mode, offering more maneuverability on rough terrain.

Terrain Mode rear steering features similar operation as Off-Road Mode (rear tires turn out of phase with the front at lower vehicle speeds). However, the ratio of front-to-rear steering angle is further increased in Terrain Mode, delivering even more responsive steering.

CRABWALK MODE

CrabWalk mode is a Four-Wheel Steer setting that allows the rear wheels to turn at the same angle as the front wheels. This allows you to move your vehicle diagonally, offering flexibility in off-roading situations.

For example, if the rear of your vehicle is facing an obstacle on the left side, and you need to turn your vehicle to the right to get around it, you might risk colliding with the obstacle in Automatic Mode.

By moving the vehicle diagonally with CrabWalk mode, you have the option of moving the vehicle more diagonally to help avoid collisions with objects within your turning radius.


How to Enter CrabWalk Mode

  • To enter CrabWalk mode, the vehicle must be at a complete stop
  • Then, press and hold the Rear Steer button on the Driver Mode Control dial for four seconds. When CrabWalk mode begins to engage, a video will play on your infotainment screen
  • Once fully engaged, you will hear a confirmation sound

When CrabWalk mode is engaged, your infotainment system will automatically display Surround Vision.

As with other Four-Wheel Steer modes, there is a limit to how far your rear wheels will turn — an angle of approximately 10 degrees.

If you drive in CrabWalk mode above 25 mph for more than 10 seconds, Four-Wheel Steer will go back to Automatic Mode.


How to Turn CrabWalk Mode Off

To disengage CrabWalk mode, tap the Rear Steer button at any time.



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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

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