Ampera aka IGOR
Friday night on the way home we had quite a blizzard and this was the first time that I had experienced snow in the Ampera. The roads were very bad and I was basically crawling along at about 25 - 30. Being a new car and the first time in snow it was time to try a couple of experiments whilst it was safe. The road was clear of other traffic, I was travelling in a straight line and I applied the brakes sufficient to expect the ABS to kick in. It sounded to me as though the wheels locked as opposed to ABS kicking in and there was no 'pulsing' through the brake pedal as I would have expected but what I did get on the 'Vehicle Messages' display was 'Low Traction' and no other warning lights. Trying to accelerate just brought on the Traction Control and/or Stability Control warning light. I have searched the handbook and cannot find this 'Low Traction' message. It could be several months before I can check it again.