TOWING


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Towing

• Proper lifting and towing are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. State and local laws must be followed.

• A towed vehicle usually should have its rear wheels off the ground. If excessive damage or other conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.

Caution
• Do not tow the vehicle pointed forward with driving wheel on the ground. This may cause internal damage to the transmission.

Caution
• Do not tow with sling-type equipment. This could damage your vehicle. Use wheel-lift or flatbed equipment.

Caution
• Do not use the holes under the front and rear for towing. They are designed ONLY for tying down the vehicle when it is being transported.

Towing Hooks

Caution
• The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency (to get the vehicle out of a ditch or a snow bank, for example).
• When using the towing hooks, always pull the cable or chain in a straight direction with respect to the hook. Apply no sideways force.

1. Remove the towing eyelet from trunk.

2. Wrap a lug wrench with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the bumper and open the cap located on the front and rear bumper.

Caution
• The cap cannot be completely removed. Do not use excessive force as it may damage the cap or scratch the painted bumper surface.

3. Securely install the towing eyelet using the lug wrench.

4. Hook the tying rope to the towing eyelet.

Caution
• If the towing eyelet is not securely tightened, it may loosen or disengage from the bumper when towing the vehicle. Make sure that the towing eyelet is securely tightened to the bumper.