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Is it possible to lock all-wheel drive on for all wheels in a 2020 Nissan Rogue?

2020 Nissan Rogue AWD Lock Feature

The 2020 Nissan Rogue offers available all-wheel drive, a feature that will intelligently sense when certain wheels are lacking in traction and send extra power to those wheels to help them out when they need it.

Unlike four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive does not power all four wheels uniformly. But what if you want all four wheels powered at once with the all-wheel drive system? Can the driver lock all-wheel drive on for all wheels in a 2020 Nissan Rogue?

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Yes, all-wheel drive can be locked on for all wheels in a 2020 Nissan Rogue by using the AWD Lock button.

The AWD Lock button is located to the left side of the steering wheel in the 2020 Nissan Rogue. Press the lower part of this button to toggle the vehicle between auto AWD and AWD Lock mode. When AWD Lock is selected, an AWD Lock light will illuminate on the dashboard.

What does AWD Lock do?

Normally, all-wheel drive distributes power based on road conditions. If a certain wheel is losing traction, the system sends more power to that wheel. This is known as automatic all-wheel drive. It results in improved driving stability, and can be helpful on paved or slippery roads.

All-wheel drive lock makes it so the system sends power to all four wheels uniformly, more like a typical, unintelligent four-wheel drive system.

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When is AWD Lock mode ideal?

AWD Lock mode is ideal for driving on rough roads.

Can AWD Lock be used in normal driving?

Individuals should not drive on dry hard surfaces in AWD Lock mode. When driving at high speeds, lock mode will switch back to auto.

When should I not switch on AWD Lock?

AWD lock should not be turned on when one is turning or backing up. It also shouldn’t be switched on when the front wheels are spinning.

For important safety information, system limitation and additional operating/feature information, check out the 2020 Nissan Rogue Owner’s Manual.


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