Emergency Towing
WARNING
If your vehicle has a steering wheel lock make sure the ignition is in the accessory or on position when being towed.

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:
  • Tow only in the forward direction.
  • The transmission is in neutral (N). If you cannot move the transmission into neutral (N), you may need to override it. See  Automatic Transmission
  • Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h).
  • Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km).
Recreational Towing
Note:  Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. See  Automatic 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.
You can tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly. If you are using a tow dolly follow the instructions specified by the equipment provider.
If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground:
  • Tow only in the forward direction.
  • Release the parking brake.
  • Shift the transmission into neutral (N).
Vehicles with Push Button Start
  1. Start the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and then pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button until the vehicle starts.
  1. Press the brake pedal and shift the transmission into neutral (N).
  1. Turn the vehicle off by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button once. (Trip Summary appears in the left instrument cluster screen when the vehicle is off.)
Note:  You can remove the key fob from the vehicle while towing.
Vehicles with Ignition Key
  1. Start the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and then turning the ignition key until the vehicle starts.
  1. Press the brake pedal and shift the transmission into neutral (N).
  1. Turn the vehicle off by turning the ignition key past the accessory position. The key position is between the accessory and off positions. See  Ignition Switch.  (Trip Summary appears in the left instrument cluster screen when the vehicle is off.)
Note:  If your vehicle is equipped with an ignition key, you cannot remove the key from the ignition cylinder when the transmission is in neutral (N) and your vehicle is off.
All Vehicles
  • Do not exceed 70 mph (113 km/h).
  • Place the transmission in park (P), start the vehicle, and allow the engine to run for one minute at the beginning of each day (you may need to press the accelerator pedal in order to start the engine). After allowing the vehicle to run, place the transmission back into neutral (N) and the ignition in the off position.
Note:  A SHIFT TO PARK or TRANSMISSION NOT IN PARK message may appear in the information display when the transmission is in neutral (N) and the ignition is in the off position.