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Emergency Towing

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, the illustrations show the 4-door models- 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 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 in 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

Transmission Type

Shift Position

Notes

M/T

CVT

M/T

CVT

Cable-type Equipment

Neutral

N

Check the transmission fluid amount and for leaks. If transmission fluid leaks are found or fluid amount is low, 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- Flat-bed Tow Truck Equipment

Neutral

P

Secure the vehicle securely on a flat-bed truck-

Apply the parking brake- Front Wheel Lift Equipment

Neutral

N

Turn the vehicle to the ACCESSORY or ON mode, and then release the parking brake- Towing Hooks/Tie Down Hook Slots Locations

The front towing hook and detachable rear towing hook (for some models) can be used with a winch to pull the vehicle onto the flat-bed tow truck, and the front/rear tie down hook slots can be used to secure the vehicle to the flat-bed tow truck-

The tie down hook slots are covered with rubber plugs. Be sure to reinstall them after use-

To avoid damage to the vehicle, use the front towing hook and detachable rear towing hook (for some models) for straight flat ground towing only. Do not tow on an angle-

2/4-door models (except Japan production models) are not equipped with a rear towing hook. Do not use the rear bumper or the rear tie down slots as a towing hook. It will cause a severe damage to the rear of the vehicle- Front towing hook:

A: Front towing hook

Detachable rear towing hook (for some 4-door models):

Detachable rear towing hook (5-door models):

B: Detachable rear towing hook

C: Detachable rear towing hook

Tie down hook slots:

D: Front tie down hook slotsE: Rear tie down hook slotsF: Rubber plugs: Be sure to reinstall the plugs after use.

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