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

Emergency Towing
If your vehicle becomes inoperable (without access to wheel dollies or vehicle transport trailer), 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.
  • Shift into neutral (N). If you cannot shift into neutral (N), you may need to override it.   See  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  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.
If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground:
  • Tow only in the forward direction.
  • Release the parking brake.
Vehicles with Keyless Start
  1. Start the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and then pressing the keyless start button until the vehicle starts.
  1. Press the brake pedal and shift the gearshift into neutral (N).
  1. Switch the vehicle off by pressing the keyless start button once.
  1. Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery. You need the door key to lock and unlock doors when the battery cable is disconnected.   See  Changing the 12V Battery
Note:  The anti-theft system does not work until you reconnect the battery cable.
Start the engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable.
Vehicles with an 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. Switch off your vehicle by turning the ignition key past the accessory position. The key position is between the accessory and off positions.   See  Ignition Switch
  1. Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery.   See  Changing the 12V Battery
Note:  The anti-theft system does not work until you reconnect the battery cable.
Start the engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable.
All Vehicles
  • Do not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
  • Start the engine and allow it to run for a few minutes at the beginning of each day and every six hours thereafter. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into drive (D) and then into reverse (R) before shifting back into neutral (N).
Front-wheel Drive Vehicles
Alternatively, you can tow your front-wheel drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly, or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. If you are using a tow dolly, follow the instructions specified by the equipment provider.
Four-wheel Drive Vehicles
Alternatively, you can tow your four-wheel drive vehicle with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Do not tow your four-wheel drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground. This causes damage to your four-wheel drive system. If you are using a vehicle transport trailer, follow the instruction specified by the equipment provider.