Toyota Highlander And Its "snow Button" - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum

Register Home Forums Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Members List Calendar Auto Loans Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Hyundai-Forums.com is the premier Hyundai Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2009, 07:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Mr. Dominic
Default

What does the "Snow Button" on the 09 Toyota Highlander mean? I cannnot see any instructions in the manual.
Mr. Dominic is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-16-2009, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
itza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 735
itza
Default

QUOTE (Mr. Dominic @ Jul 16 2009, 12:07 PM)
Quote:
What does the "Snow Button" on the 09 Toyota Highlander mean? I cannnot see any instructions in the manual.
Agoogle search revealed the following.
The "ECT" stands for Electronically Controlled Transmission. The "Snow" mode starts the transmission in 2nd gear rather than first so that the wheels don't have quite as much torque and are less likely to spin in inclement weather. Secondly, it changes the whole shift pattern of the transmission, particularly when accelerating from a start or when passing. It has the transmission change into higher gears earlier so that, again, when it is bad conditions you are less likely to spin the tires each time the transmission shifts up and when you go into a passing gear, it down-shifts only one rather than the usual 2 gears so that you don't have as dramatic a change in the power going to the wheels.


Cheers

Itza

PS. Don't use it unless there is snow and only use/depress the button when stationary or you may foul up your transmission.
itza is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Random Question


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.