If your vehicle becomes inoperable (without access to wheel dollies, car-hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle), it can be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground, regardless of the powertrain and transmission configuration) under the following conditions:
- Your vehicle is facing forward for towing in a forward direction.
- Place the transmission in position N. If you cannot move the transmission into N, you may need to override it. See
- Maximum speed is
35 mph (56 km/h).
- Maximum distance is
50 mi (80 km).
If your vehicle has a steering wheel lock make sure the ignition is in the accessory or on position when being towed.|
Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. See Climate Control.
Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational (RV) towing. An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. We designed these guidelines to prevent damage to your transmission.
Front-wheel drive vehicles CANNOT be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground) as vehicle or transmission damage may occur. You must place the front wheels on a two-wheel tow dolly. If you are using a tow dolly, follow the instructions specified by the equipment provider.
Four-wheel drive vehicles CANNOT be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground), as vehicle or transmission damage may occur. It is recommended to tow your vehicle with all four (4) wheels off the ground such as when using a car-hauling trailer. Otherwise, you cannot recreational tow your vehicle.