Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: General program (special programs off)

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Owner's Manual / Driving programs / General program (special programs off)

This program is compatible with all on and off-road conditions.

If not already active, it should be selected before driving on surfaces, which are similar to a hard road surface. Dry cobbles, tarmac, dry wooden planks, etc., all fall into this category.

This program should be selected once the need for a special program has passed.

Once the special program has been deselected, all of the vehicle's systems will return to their normal settings, except for Hill Descent Control (HDC). HDC will remain active if it was selected manually.

This general program also allows the Active Driveline system to automatically switch between 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive, dependent on driving conditions.

This status can be viewed in the 4x4i section of the Extra features menu.

Note: Permanent 4 wheel drive is maintained in all other Terrain response programs.


This program should be used where a firm surface is covered with loose or slippery material.

Note: For deep snow and gravel, it is recommended that the Sand program is selected.

Note: If the vehicle is unable to gain traction in deep snow, switching Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) off may help. DSC should be switched on again, as soon as the difficulty is overcome.


This program should be used for crossing terrain that is muddy, rutted, soft or uneven.


This program should be used for terrain, which is predominantly soft, dry sand or deep gravel

Note: If the vehicle is unable to gain traction in extremely soft, dry sand, switching Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) off may help. DSC should be switched on again as soon as the difficulty is overcome.

If the sand to be crossed is damp/wet and sufficiently deep enough to cause the wheels to sink into the surface, the Mud-Ruts program should be used.



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