TOWING AND HOISTING <PHEV>



How to tow
Precautions and conditions
Excellent
Flat bed type: Vehicle is loaded

Move the selector lever to the P position, and then pull up the parking brake.
Good
Wrecker: Four road wheels are lifted

The "Vehicle is loaded on a flat bed" procedure is recommended.
caution To tow the vehicle which drive train is damage, this towing procedure is not allowed.
Not permissible
Wrecker: Front road wheels are lifted

The "Vehicle is loaded on a flat bed" procedure is recommended.
If you have to tow the vehicle by "Front road wheels are lifted" procedure , observe the precautions and the conditions below.
caution Turn off the power supply mode of the electric motor switch. The towing vehicle speed should be 30 km/h or less, and the driving distance should not exceed 30 km. If you fail to observe these conditions, the towed vehicle may be damaged.

  • The towed vehicle should be fuel-empty and battery-flat but the other conditions should be normal.
Wrecker: Front road wheels are lifted with a chain

If the vehicle is towed by lifting the front or rear road wheels with a chain or lifting the rear road wheels on a dolly, the vehicle will become unstable. Never use these procedures. The front or rear bumper or the electric motor may also be damaged.
Wrecker: Rear road wheels are lifted with a chain

Wrecker: Rear road wheels are lifted on a dolly

Permissible
Rope: Vehicle is standing on its wheels

Towing with a rope may cause an accident or a vehicle damage. The "Vehicle is loaded on a flat bed" procedure is recommended.
If you have to tow the vehicle with a rope, observe the precautions and the conditions below.
caution
  • The towing vehicle speed should be 30 km/h or less, and the driving distance should not exceed 30 km. Failing to observe these conditions may cause an accident.
  • For vehicle equipped with the Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC) and Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), stop these systems to prevent an unexpected accident or unexpected operation during towing.

  • Both the front and rear wheels must be able to rotate normally.
  • The running gear and driving gear must be normal.
  • Release the parking brake, and move the selector lever to the N position.
  • If you tow the vehicle with the power supply mode of the electric motor switch ON, the steering or brake pedal may become heavy due to a weak auxiliary battery
  • The electric parking lock can be released only when the power supply mode of the electric motor switch is turned on or at ready status.