To make my point regarding a better solution regarding the Honda AWD capability is the following concept which also RAV4 and Nissan X-trail uses and can be applied by HONDA by a firmware upgrade. This will make our life easier and will promote sales for Honda team. Solution: A AWD firmware upgrade This will enable the driver to manually engage the AWD by pressing the VSA off button which will simultaneously lock the multiplate hydraulic cluch This will enable a 50/50 torque distribution when the VSA button is off but above 30mph to automatically disengage the VSA/lock mode. This is necessary as will help drivers to get out of stuck situations, when the AWD fails to rotate the rear wheels due to their limited design torque capacity. If Honda can do this, it will gain additional market share and will make the current customers happy. Literature: Some vehicles let the driver to lock the multiplate hydraulic clutch manually when the driver feels that he needs all wheel drive engaged permanently, for example to drive off road. For example, in Nissan X-Trail, this is accomplished by pressing a button on the dashboard console. In Subaru Legacy, the clutch is locked when the automatic transmission gear shift lever is at the position "1". A known problem with multiplate hydraulic clutches that are used in automatic all wheel drive systems is traction device overheating. For example, this can occur with some compact SUVs when they are driven off-road, through a thick layer of snow, etc. ECU detects overheating, disengages the clutch, and puts the vehicle into 2WD mode. A warning light is displayed on the instrument panel. I don't know the Honda Design Team nor I know anyone affiliated with their AWD software developement. However if anyone of you has the ability to ask from them a firmare upgrade please please ask of this one. I will be over the moon if this development can me materialised and offered as an upgrade to CR-V 4th generation AWD owners.