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ExporerSTwv

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Hi, new member here. I recently purchased a 2020 ST. About a week ago I had the message ‘4WD Fault, Service Required’ come up on the instrument panel. It went away once I turned the vehicle off and hasn’t shown up since. However I felt like the vehicle wasn’t driving as smooth since this message appeared.

This made me curious how the 4WD system operates and I discovered the Intelligent 4WD display that shows real time what wheels are being powered.

When accelerating, is it common to see all 4 wheels receiving power 90% of the time? This is in normal driving mode on dry roads. It’s not often that it only sends power to the rear wheels.
 
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If you accelerate very lightly it will send power to just the rear. Moderate acceleration will send power to all 4.

Remember, this is an All Wheel Drive vehicle, not 4wd.
 




ExporerSTwv

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Thanks for clarifying! That makes me feel better. I was paranoid after I had the 4WD Fault message.

Appears that everything is running fine, but I will be sure to tell the dealership when it goes in for the first service.
 




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Hi, new member here. I recently purchased a 2020 ST. About a week ago I had the message ‘4WD Fault, Service Required’ come up on the instrument panel. It went away once I turned the vehicle off and hasn’t shown up since. However I felt like the vehicle wasn’t driving as smooth since this message appeared.

This made me curious how the 4WD system operates and I discovered the Intelligent 4WD display that shows real time what wheels are being powered.

When accelerating, is it common to see all 4 wheels receiving power 90% of the time? This is in normal driving mode on dry roads. It’s not often that it only sends power to the rear wheels.
Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

Peter
 




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I have yet to see the power to wheel distribution screen....where is that?
 




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It was in the display options in my rental but not in mine. Is there a way to get it in the list to activate?
 




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It was in the display options in my rental but not in mine. Is there a way to get it in the list to activate?
I wouldn't worry about it... it's a gimmick.
 




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