TOWING AND HOISTING <EXCEPT PHEV>



WRECKER TOWING RECOMMENDATION



FRONT TOWING PICKUP <2WD>



caution This vehicle cannot be towed by a wrecker using sling-type equipment; as the bumper may become deformed. If this vehicle is towed, use wheel lift or flat bed equipment.
The vehicle may be towed on its rear wheels for extended distances provided the parking brake is released. It is recommended that vehicles be towed using the front pickup whenever possible.

FRONT TOWING PICKUP <4WD>



caution
  • If only the front wheels or only the rear wheels are lifted for towing, the bumper will be damaged.
    In addition, lifting of the rear wheels causes the transfer case oil to flow forward, and may result in heat damage to the rear bushing of the transfer.
  • The vehicle must not be towed by placing only its front wheels or only the rear wheels on a rolling dolly. This will result in deterioration of the viscous coupling causing the vehicle to jump forward suddenly.
If this vehicle is towed, use flat bed equipment only.

REAR TOWING PICKUP



caution Never lift the rear wheels, otherwise the vehicle becomes unstable while driving.

TOWING WHEN KEYS ARE NOT AVAILABLE


When a locked vehicle must be towed and keys are not available, the vehicle may be lifted and towed from the front, provided the parking brake is released. If not released, the rear wheels should be placed on a tow dolly.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


The following precautions should be taken when towing the vehicle:

  1. Do not lift or tow the vehicle by attaching to or wrapping around the bumper.
  2. Any loose, protruding, or damaged parts such as hoods, doors, fenders, trim, etc. should be secured or removed prior to moving the vehicle.
  3. Refrain from going under a vehicle when it is lifted by the towing equipment, unless the vehicle is adequately supported by safety stands.
  4. Never allow passengers to ride in a towed vehicle.
  5. Local rules and regulations must be followed when towing a vehicle.