TOWING: breakdown recovery

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Before towing, put the gearbox in neutral, unlock the steering column and release the parking brake.

For vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox, if it is not possible to put the gear lever into position N, please consult an authorised dealer.

Steering column unlocking

Insert the key into the ignition or press the engine start button for two seconds with the card on you (depending on the vehicle).

Reposition the lever to neutral (position N for vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox).

The column is unlocked, the accessory functions are supplied: the vehicle lights can be used (indicators, brake lights etc.). At night the vehicle must have its lights on.

Depending on the vehicle, once you have finished towing, press the engine start button twice (risk of running down the battery).

The speed specified by current legislation for towing must always be observed. If you are driving the towing vehicle, do not exceed the permissible towing weight for your vehicle. WEIGHTS (IN KG).

Towing a vehicle with an automatic gearbox

Transport the vehicle on a trailer or tow it with the front wheels off the ground.

In exceptional circumstances, you may tow it with all four wheels on the ground, only in a forward gear, with the gear in neutral position N over a maximum distance of 50 miles and not exceeding a speed of 15 mph (25 km/h).

Do not remove the key from the ignition switch, or leave the card in the vehicle during towing (depending on the vehicle).

Risk of the steering column locking.

If the lever is stuck in P, even though you are depressing the brake pedal, the lever can be released manually.

To do this, unclip the base of the lever, then insert a tool (with a hard rod to it) into the slot 1 and press the button 2 at the same time in order to unlock the lever.

Contact an authorised dealer as soon as possible.

When the engine is stopped, steering and braking assistance are no longer provided.

Only use the front 3 and rear 6 towing points

(never use the drive shafts or any other part of the vehicle)

These towing points may only be used for towing: never use them for lifting the vehicle directly or indirectly.

Access to towing points

Front towing point 3

Press zone A and keep depressed while pulling zone B to open flap 4.

Rear towing point 6

Press zone C and keep depressed while pulling zone D to open flap 7.

Screw in the tow eye 5 by hand as far as possible.

Use only the 5 towing eye TOOLS.

Do not leave the tools unsecured inside the vehicle as they may come loose under braking.

Ensure that the towing eye is bolted correctly.

Risk of losing the towed object.

- Use a rigid towing bar. If a rope or cable is used (where the law allows this), the vehicle being towed must be able to brake.

- A vehicle must not be towed if it is not fit to be driven.

- Avoid accelerating or braking suddenly when towing, as this may result in damage being caused to the vehicle.

- When towing a vehicle, it is advisable not to exceed 30 mph (50 km/h).