You must switch the ignition on when your vehicle is being towed. Failure to follow this warning could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.|
You must make sure the transmission selector lever is placed in position N. Failure to follow this warning could damage the transmission and may lead to a crash or injury.
The brake and steering assistance will not operate unless the engine is running. Press the brake pedal harder and allow for increased stopping distances and heavier steering. Failure to take care may lead to a crash or personal injury.
If your vehicle has a steering wheel lock, make sure the ignition is in the accessory or on position before you tow.
Too much tension on a tow rope could cause damage to your vehicle or the vehicle that is towing.
Do not tow your vehicle if the ambient temperature is below
0 °C (32 °F).
Do not tow your vehicle backward.
If your vehicle is disabled without access to wheel dollies, a car-hauling trailer, or a flatbed transport vehicle it can be flat-towed with all wheels on the ground. You may do this under the following conditions:
- Your vehicle is facing forward so that it is towed in a forward direction.
- The transmission selector lever is placed in position N. If the transmission gear shift lever cannot be moved to position N, it may need to be overridden. See
- Maximum speed is
50 km/h (30 mph).
- Maximum distance is
80 km (50 mi).
If you need to exceed a speed of
50 km/h (30 mph) and a distance of
80 km (50 mi) while towing, you must lift the drive wheels clear of the ground.
We recommend you do not tow with the drive wheels on the ground. However, if it is required to move the vehicle from a dangerous location, do not tow your vehicle faster than
50 km/h (30 mph) or farther than
80 km (50 mi).
In the event of a mechanical failure of the transmission, do not use individual axle carriers. All wheels must be lifted clear of the ground on a level platform.|
Drive off slowly and smoothly without jerking the vehicle that is being towed.
You must only use the towing eye that was delivered with your vehicle. See
Tow ropes or rigid towing bars must be placed on the same side. For example; right hand rear towing point to right hand front towing point.
You must use a tow rope or rigid towing bar that is of the correct strength for the weight of the towing vehicle and the vehicle that is being towed.
Using a rigid towing bar is the safest way to tow a vehicle.
The weight of the vehicle that is being towed must not exceed the weight of the towing vehicle.