Traction control

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Steve Lees, Feb 23, 2021 at 10:10 AM.

  1. Steve Lees

    Steve Lees Junior Member

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    Is there a way to defeat the traction control on a Prius c? I got stuck at the end of my own lane in 4” of snow. The traction control cut the power to the wheels every time I tried gunning it up the slight incline.

    I must say this car is the most hopeless cripple in more than an inch of snow. I ended up walking up to the shop, got the tractor, and towed it to the house.
     
  2. ChapmanF

    ChapmanF Senior Member

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    There is a way with a little chicken dance, covered elsewhere. But meanwhile:

    Seriously, try not gunning it. You want to look like this:



    and not like this:

     
  3. Steve Lees

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    I tried easing it up the slope too, and it was too slick - the traction control cut the power every time. I guess I’ll have to get a set of studded snows.
     
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    My 2015 C level 2 has a button on the center console next to the gear shift which turns off traction control

    Z6201V ?
     
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    What sort of tires are on it now, and how much tread us left?
     
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