what is " snow lock system" all about in the RX350 base model?

Asked by May 19, 2012 at 12:43 AM about the 2009 Lexus RX 350 FWD

Question type: General

With the snow lock system on hiway driving remove the need for AWD

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It's more of a psychological button to make a driver feel safe when traveling in snow. The button eliminates the first gear of the transmission to eliminate spin when starting off from a dead start. Basically the same thing as putting your car in 2nd gear and manually shifting up. Haven't tried it out yet since there was no snow in Chicago this winter!

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