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Hi, we have a L322 and the last time it snowed it was simply impossible to drive or get anywhere. The car simply struggled to grip and slid on the camber in to the pavement thankfully avoiding all cars and trees and slid down any inclines. When we pressed the DSC button the light comes on but this made no difference.

We took it to a Landrover specialist who plugged it in and it showed no errors or problems with the ABS etc. No error lights on the dash he also said all tyres were fine and should have performed much better than they did but they had no suggestions as it showed no issues.

My first question is when pressing the DSC button can he tell something has turned on? can you feel it or does it just drive as normal?
Also does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be with the car?

Any help really appreciated.
 

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If ABS has no issues then traction control would not either as they use the same wheel speed senors. The only reason any Range Rover would "undriveable" in snow is inappropriate tyres. The tech may have said the tyres are fine but that was most likely a tread life observation. If you are running hard rubber highway/ "all season" tyres you are not going to get anywhere in freezing weather, ice or snow. You need a more aggressive tread in a tyre with a softer winter rubber compound for better traction.

No idea where you are located. If snow and/or cold temps are a regular thing in winter you will want to purchase a set of winter tyres for safety and sure footed travel.
 

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When you press the DSC button and the light comes on, you are actually shutting Off the traction control.

In the snow and ice its all about tires and technique. Rovers traction control is awesome and hands down the best out there. When you understand how it operates and what its doing (how and why) it is hard to beat. Sounds like you need some appropriate tires and (dont take this the wrong way) some education on technique.
 

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You have the wrong tires. I live in Minnesota and look forward to serious snow 8-12" is easy - even with DSC on I have no issues with my tires. The L322 is tall and heavy and has never left me stuck because of snow. Nothing works on ice unless the vehicle has chains or studs.

What tires are on your vehicle?
 

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. I have about 10k on them so far without any issues.
 

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I've got the Alenza H/L's on my 06, they are OK tire in the winter, not so great on hard compact snow, questionable on ice if you don't know its coming. OK in soft snow, good on the dry stuff and in the rain. they are hard tires though, they have an 80K tread warrantee on them so that should tell you how hard the rubber is. That said I haven't been stuck anywhere with them and only almost went off the road once hitting black ice on a curve at 50 Mph on the highway one day, while others in the same area were doing 360's and bouncing off the guard rails at the same time. I got away with just a couple of tail wiggles and moved one lane over, so they are not horrible tires by any means.
 

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Hi thank you for all of the advice and we are relieved it doesn't sound like a fault. We are based in the UK so hardly get snow but when it did this year the Range Rover was awful compared to our Freelander we owned before, that drove great in the snow.

Tyres that were on the Range Rover when we bought it.

Nearside rear - Good year 255/60 R-18-112V,
Offside rear - Continental Conticross LX2 255/60- R18 TXL
Front off side - MxS 255/60 R18-112v, efficient grip,
Front nearside - MxS 255/60R18,
 

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When you press the DSC button and the light comes on, you are actually shutting Off the traction control.

In the snow and ice its all about tires and technique. Rovers traction control is awesome and hands down the best out there. When you understand how it operates and what its doing (how and why) it is hard to beat. Sounds like you need some appropriate tires and (dont take this the wrong way) some education on technique.[/QUOTE lol aye.. education on technique..
 

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Tyres that were on the Range Rover when we bought it.

Nearside rear - Good year 255/60 R-18-112V,
Offside rear - Continental Conticross LX2 255/60- R18 TXL
Front off side - MxS 255/60 R18-112v, efficient grip,
Front nearside - MxS 255/60R18,
Oh good grief. You are running four different tyres. Different tyres have different tread patterns, construction and compounds. Surely they have mismatched rolling circumferences. Your resolution is to go purchase 4 matching tyres so your TC isn;t fighting with different speed sensor readings from each corner.
 

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Maywells ,
take look at this 2 videos (2012 4.4 TDV8 with Continental cross contact UHP tires, in the second video incline is 25-30 deg. and the top 25 yards 40-45. absolutely no drama whatsoever, just pure joy of driving probably the most capable luxury 4X4 in the world.`)<font size="2">



 
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