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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: If the Vehicle Is Stuck

Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.

If stuck too severely for the traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off and use the rocking method.

WARNING

If the vehicle's tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you or others could be injured. The vehicle can overheat, causing an engine compartment fire or other damage. Spin the wheels as little as possible and avoid going above 56 km/h (35 mph).

Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out

Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a low forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting gears. Release the accelerator pedal while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear.

Slowly spinning the wheels in the forward and reverse directions causes a rocking motion that could free the vehicle. If that does not get the vehicle out after a few tries, it might need to be towed out.

Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0C (32F) when freezing rain begins to ...

Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how much weight the vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed ...

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Automatic Transmission
It is better not to park with the engine running. If the vehicle is left with the engine running, follow the proper steps to be sure the vehicle will not move. If parking on a hill and pulling a trailer. The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. ...

Lamp Messages
AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL ON This message is displayed when the automatic light control has been turned on. AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL OFF This message is displayed when the automatic light control has been turned off. XXX TURN INDICATOR FAILURE When one of the turn signals is out, this message disp ...

Installation Procedure
Install the following components on the drivetrain and front suspension frame if removed: The radiator support brackets. The stabilizer shaft--Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Replacement. The lower control arms--Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement. The steering gear--Refer to Steering ...

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