and this is why the navaras part time 4wd system is useless for half covered snow roads, unlike Mitsubishi's part time system, you cant have the navara in 4h when on the dry tar mac, but if the sides of the road are covered in snow and you touch them the nav turns into one of the most tail happy cars i have ever drove, it literally steps out sideways instantly. i really wish Nissan used the same system as the path finders or the Mitsubishi pajero/Hairdresser wagon. because even if the roads are well coverd in snow and your in 4h turning corners is shite and the front wheels have to spin so they loose traction and if you hit a patch of grippy tar you get wind up.
As i said on another thread according the the service manager at my local dealers, it is a compleat myth that the Pathfinder TC is any diffrent to the navaras
all it has it a computer that takes it out of 4wd when its not needed so although it would appear its in 4wd it actally isn't hence no wind up, some people swap the computer unit back wtih one from a nav as they prefer to know when its actall in 4wd and when it isnt