While designed and engineered to operate in the off-road environment, know that the undercarriage of any off-road vehicle can be penetrated by large debris or obstacles such as branches, stumps, logs and rocks. Penetrating debris may pose the risk of serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants.
To reduce this risk, observe the following behaviors:
- Understand the capabilities of your vehicle and do not attempt to traverse trail debris or large obstacles that exceed the vehicle ground clearance.
- Scan the path ahead for obstacles and hazards, then choose the safest route.
- Travel at speeds appropriate for the terrain, visibility, operating conditions and your experience level.
- Exercise caution when operating in unfamiliar terrain, on slopes, driving through water, or driving over large obstacles. This includes obstacles that may be obscured by water or other features of the terrain.