I want to know EXACTLY what is changing in the programming to reduce or eliminate the sound. I'd take the sound and better AWD performance or mileage over quiet and neutered any day of the week.
Turning off the traction control works to eliminate the noise on mine. Since my drives it, I'm sure she doesn't turn it off even though I mentioned it. Hopefully this fix takes care of the issue, but I'm curious what the actual code change is as well. Regardless I'm most interested in durability since we try to run our vehicles close to 200,000 miles(10-12 years).
Worked for me. If I hold the traction control it also turns off stability control.I don't see it as being dangerous at all. I have driven for years without all the nanny crap in fact my 03 Chevy Tracker does not even have ABS on it and I have had no issues driving it at all. Now for those that need all that nanny crap to keep them in check that is another story.
I actually read today someone with an older Renegade stated that if you push and hold the button it would turn traction and stability control completely off. I had to try this but it does not work on our Jeeps or he was mistaken. But that would have been totally cool! Heck turning that crap off might have unlocked the crazy hemi mode! I could have been able to take off my crash helmet and done loopty loops,killer drifts, and some serouse Dukes of Hazzard fun stuff like driving through barns on two wheels. Then maybe that would have been a little bit on the dangerous side.