Re: SERVICE 4WD Light
I guess its my time to tell my "service 4wd" story for my 2011 JGC overland with 57K miles. This is about the 5th time we have used the four wheel drive aggressively since I have owned the car.
The other day we were on the beach and I always put the selector switch on sand/mud when going through the soft sand. There are some places that are real soft and I need to get going at a good clip to get through. My tires are new with lots tread, we don't lower the are pressure so they can dig in a lot (not the best situation for the beach) but I figure what the heck its a jeep it should go through any thing. When the tires spin some times I hear that noise like the anti lock brakes make when they engage (makes no sense). As we leave the cottage I see the dash lit up with two traction control lights and the SERV 4WD light. I never saw this before and at the time I could not think about it because I was trying to get through a tough spot and was thinking great another fault light. As we come off the hill we need to get through a real tough spot of soft sand (lights still on) nope Jeep just stops right in the middle of it, will can not move and only the rear tires turning, I'm stuck WTF! Its 9:00 at night, a major lighting storm and raining no one around. So I call my some to come tow us out which he did, I drove along the hard packed sand for about a half a mile and the lights went out, all seemed fine. Now I can't trust this car to do what is is suppose to be best at, what good is it? If it does it one more time, its good buy Jeep.