Mark alexander· Registered
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Just today I managed to get the car stuck in some really deep snow on the side of the road. It’s the Canadian or international model, ultimate trim level, 2020 model year and has had no issues. It has 17000km on it and has been incredibly capable in terms of the awd system and how it torque vectors. When it got stuck it seemed to do alright trying to free itself, but a few minutes in several warning began coming up like, “check collision warning” “check blind spot monitoring system” “check esc”. These messages all occurred simultaneously and were quickly followed by “terrain modes unavailable” when trying to switch into snow mud and sand modes. The parking brake light would stay illuminated on the dash even though it would audibly disengage. The car also stopped using the brakes to stop spinning wheels. The traction control system also either cut power without illuminating the icon on the dash. Or the car went into limp mode. All of this was accompanied by a strong odour coming from the vents. This could have been just the tires starting to smell from spinning or it could be the awd or transmission. I doubt it was the latter because The temps stayed consistent and normal and every single warning or oddity that the car displayed while stuck went away as soon as it was on pavement again almost instantly. Why is this, what happened? Why did all of the systems that make the car incredibly capable all suddenly and simultaneously stop working? The cars fine now. Literally no issues after the fact.