Towing

If the vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service. Never tow the vehicle behind another vehicle with just a rope or chain. It is very dangerous.

Emergency Towing
There are three popular methods of towing a vehicle.

Flat-bed Equipment— The operator loads the vehicle on the back of a truck. This is the best way of transporting the vehicle.

To accommodate flat-bed equipment, the vehicle is equipped with towing hooks (A) and tie down hooks (B).
The towing hook can be used with a winch to pull the vehicle onto the truck, and the tie down hooks slots can be used to secure the vehicle to truck.

 

 

Towing Hook Installation

1.Remove the cover (A) from the front bumper.

 

2.Remove the towing hook (B) from the tool kit.

3.Screw the towing hook into the bolt hole (C) in the bumper and tighten it secure by hand.

Wheel Lift Equipment—The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the tires (front or rear) and lift them off the ground. The other two wheels remain on the ground.

Sling-type Equipment—The tow truck uses metal cables with hooks on the ends. There hooks go around parts of the frame or suspension and the cables lift that end of the vehicle off the ground. The vehicle's suspension and body can seriously damaged if this method of towing is attempted.
If the vehicle cannot be transported by flat-bed, it should be towed with the front wheels off the ground. If due to damage, the vehicle must be towed with the front wheels on the ground, do the following:

Manual Transmission

  • Release the parking brake.
  • Shift the transmission in Neutral.

CVT

  • Release the parking brake.
  • Start the engine, then shift to [N] position.
  • Turn off the engine.

It is best to tow the vehicle no father than 80 km (50 miles), and keep the speed below 55 km/h (35 mph).



  • Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shift the transmission or start the engine (CVT), the vehicle must be transported on the flat-bed.
  • Trying to lift or tow the vehicle by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to support the vehicle's weight.