There are two uses for this symbol. It may be a Frost or Freeze Warning Indicator symbol, or it may indicate that the vehicle has been placed in Snow Mode. The snowflake symbol will come on in amber when the outside temperature drops to within a few degrees of freezing (about 40°F). At freezing or below, the symbol may turn red.
If there is a button on the console near the shift lever with the snow flake symbol on it, then the instrument panel light indicates that the button has been pressed and the vehicle is in Snow Mode. In this mode, the vehicle will start moving in 2nd or even 3rd gear depending on how slippery it is beneath the drive wheels.
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