Emergency Towing CR-V...2698

Emergency Towing

If the vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service-

Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the below procedure exactly. If you cannot shift the transmission or start the engine, the vehicle must be transported on a flat-bed tow truck-

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-

It is best to tow the vehicle no farther than 50 miles (80 km), and to keep the vehicle speeds below 35 mph (55 km/h) except when loading on a flat-bed tow truck- For the vehicle equipped with the engine start/stop button

If the 12 volt battery is discharged, the ACCESSORY mode cannot be selected by pushing the engine start/stop button. Charge or replace the 12 volt battery to unlock the steering wheel before towing-

If the ACCESSORY mode cannot be selected because of in an electrical problem other than a discharged 12 volt battery, the flat-bed tow truck is the only way to transport the vehicle- For the vehicle equipped with the electric parking brake

If the 12 volt battery is discharged, the electric parking brake cannot be canceled by pushing the electric parking brake/automatic brake hold switch. Charge or replace the 12 volt battery to release the parking brake before towing-

If the electric parking brake is disabled because of an electrical problem or severe vehicle damage, the vehicle must be transported on a flat-bed tow truck- Emergency TowingThere are three popular methods of towing a vehicle- Towing Method

Drivingtype

ShiftPosition

Notes

2WD

AWD

CVT

Cable-type Equipment

N

2WD:

Check the transmission fluid for leaks. If the transmission fluid is leaking, the vehicle must be transported by a flat-bed tow truck-

Turn the vehicle to the ACCESSORY or ON mode, and then release the parking brake- AWD:Never tow this vehicle with cable-type equipment- Flat-bed Tow Truck Equipment

P

Fix the vehicle securely on the flat-bed truck-

Apply the parking brake- Front Wheel Lift Equipment

N

2WD:Release the parking brake- AWD:Never tow this vehicle with wheel lift equipment- Towing Hook/Tie Down Hook Slots Locations

The towing hooks can be used with a winch to pull the vehicle onto the flat-bed tow truck, and the tie down hook slots can be used to secure the vehicle to the flat-bed tow truck-

To avoid damage to the vehicle, use the towing hook for straight flat ground towing only. Do not tow on an angle-

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- Front towing hooks:

A: Front towing hooks

Rear towing hook:

B: Rear towing hook

Tie down hook slots:

C: Front tie down hook slotsD: Rear tie down hook slots

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