Honda CR-V: Emergency Towing

If your vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service or organization. Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain. It is very dangerous.

On 4WD models

The only way you can safely tow your vehicle is with flat-bed equipment. The operator will load Any other method of towing will damage the drive system. When you contact the towing agency, inform them a flat-bed is required.

your vehicle on the back of a truck.

Towing with only two tires on the

Towing with only two tires on the ground will damage parts of the 4WD system. It should be transported on a f lat-bed truck or trailer.

On 2WD models

There are two ways to tow your vehicle:

Flat-bed Equipment - The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck. This is the best way to transport your vehicle.

Wheel-lift Equipment - The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the front tires and lift them off the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This is an acceptable way to tow your vehicle.

If, due to damage, your vehicle must be towed with the front wheels on the ground, do this:

Start the engine.

Shift to D position and hold for 5 seconds, then to N.

Turn off the engine.

Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock.

Release the parking brake.

Improper towing preparation will

Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shif t the transmission or start the engine, your vehicle must be transported with the all f our wheels of the ground.

With the front wheels on the ground, it is best to tow the vehicle no farther than 50 miles (80 km), and keep the speed below 35 mph (55 km/h).

The steering system can be damaged if

The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering wheel turns f reely bef ore you begin towing.

Refer to Towing Your Vehicle Behind a Motorhome for non-emergency towing information.

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