Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near sunny Buffalo NY
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The Rav4 is my wife's car and I don't drive it often. My car (not a Toyota) stops really good (I trust it's ABS but rarely need it) in the snow and ice. But a couple days ago I was driving the Rav4 at night, there was just an inch of fresh crunchy snow on the street, it's cold and dry and not icy, I was going slow making a turn, braked and the ABS kicked in half way in the turn, the car locks on an angle, and slowly the car heads to the stop sign at the corner, not slowing down at all, not turning, and just before we hit the curb and stop sign I let off the brake (just the opposite of what you feel like you should do) and the car stopped sliding and proceeded to turn. I have had my doubts about this car's ABS before and now I know I do not like it. The ABS did not seem to slow the car down in the slide at all. It seemed like the brakes were locked up all the time even the the ABS felt like it was kicking in and out. It's very odd. I have driven through 45 western NY winters and I know this is just not the way the car should handle in these conditions.
Why don't you just leave the fuse out???