How do you turn on 4WD on a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

I have a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadra-Trac II, and I still don’t get the 4x4 system. Where is the 4WD on a Jeep Grand Cherokee and how do you turn it on?

Pat Roache · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The four-wheel-drive on a
Jeep Grand Cherokee
turns on automatically by default, but you can switch between 4WD HI and 4WD LOW using the 4WD LOW button, which is typically located near the gear stick or on your instrument panel.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD LOW setting is best for loose gravel or slippery surfaces. You’ll be able to tell if your Jeep Grand Cherokee is in 4WD LOW because a “4WD LOW” indicator light will illuminate on your dash.
To switch from 4WD HI to 4WD LOW in a Jeep Grand Cherokee:
  • Step 1: Slow your Jeep Grand Cherokee to a speed between 0 MPH and 3 MPH.
  • Step 2: Shift into Neutral.
  • Step 3: Push the 4WD LOW button.
  • Step 4: Wait for the 4WD LOW indicator light to go from flashing to solid, signifying that the shift is complete.
  • Step 5: Shift your car back into Drive.
To switch from 4WD LOW to 4WD HI in a Jeep Grand Cherokee:
  • Just repeat the process above, waiting for the 4WD LOW indicator light to go from flashing to off.
Refer to your
car owner’s manual
if you still have any confusion regarding when and how to use your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 4WD settings.
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