Four-wheel drive modes and their functions on Ford F-150 – (2H, 4A, 4H, 4L)

Ford F-150 may be equipped with 4-wheel drive system that helps you drive through tough terrain.

4-Wheel Drive System buttons on Ford F-150 14th generation 2021+

To select a four-wheel drive mode, press the four-wheel drive mode control button of the desired mode. You can select two-wheel drive high (2H), four-wheel drive high (4H), or if your vehicle has four-wheel drive auto (4A) at a stop or while driving.


Once the shift is complete, the information display will then display the selected four-wheel drive mode. While shifts are in progress, the lights on the four-wheel drive control switch can flash and you could see messages in the information display indicating that a shift is in progress or to release the accelerator pedal to improve shift performance.

2H: Two-Wheel Drive High

Two-wheel drive high is for general on-road driving. Power is sent to the rear wheels only. Two-wheel drive high can turn on or off based on Drive Mode selection.

4A: Four-Wheel Drive Auto

Four-Wheel Drive Auto provides electronic controlled four-wheel drive with power delivered to the front and rear wheels, as required, for increased traction on varying road conditions. The four-wheel drive auto function varies based on selected Drive Mode.

4H: Four-Wheel Drive High

Four-Wheel Drive High provides electronically or mechanically locked four-wheel drive power to both the front and rear wheels for use in off-road or winter conditions such as deep snow, sand or mud. This mode is not for use on dry pavement.

4L: Four-Wheel Drive Low

Four-Wheel Drive Low provides electronically or mechanically locked four-wheel drive power to both the front and rear wheels for use on low traction surfaces, but does so with additional gearing for increased torque multiplication. This mode is intended only for off-road applications such as deep sand, steep grades, or pulling heavy objects.

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