Toyota CH-R Owners Manual: If your vehicle needs to be towed

If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle towed by your Toyota dealer or commercial towing service, using a wheel-lift type truck or flatbed truck.

Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/ provincial and local laws.

Situations when it is necessary to contact dealers before towing

The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact your Toyota dealer or commercial towing service before towing.

  • The engine is running but the vehicle does not move.
  • The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.

Towing with a sling-type truck

Do not tow with a sling-type truck to prevent body damage.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

Towing with a wheel-lift type truck

From the front

Release the parking brake.

From the rear

Use a towing dolly under the front wheels.

Using a flatbed truck

If your vehicle is transported by a flatbed truck, it should be tied down at the locations shown in the illustration.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

If you use chains or cables to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded in black must be 45°.

Do not overly tighten the tie downs or the vehicle may be damaged.

Emergency towing

If a tow truck is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using cables or chains secured to the emergency towing eyelets. This should only be attempted on hard surfaced roads for at most 50 miles (80 km) at under 18 mph (30 km/h).

A driver must be in the vehicle to steer and operate the brakes. The vehicle's wheels, drivetrain, axles, steering and brakes must be in good condition.

Only the front towing eyelets may be used.

Emergency towing procedure

1. Take out the towing eyelet.

2. Remove the eyelet cover using a flathead screwdriver.

To protect the bodywork, place a rag between the screwdriver and the vehicle body as shown in the illustration.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

3. Insert the towing eyelet into the hole and tighten partially by hand.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

4. Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench or hard metal bar.

Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

5. Securely attach cables or chains to the towing eyelet.

Take care not to damage the vehicle body.

6. Vehicles without a smart key system: Enter the vehicle being towed and start the engine.

If the engine does not start, turn the engine switch to the "ON" position.

Vehicles with a smart key system: Enter the vehicle being towed and start the engine.

If the engine does not start, turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode.

7. Shift the shift lever to N and release the parking brake.

When the shift lever cannot be shifted

■While towing If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not function, making steering and braking more difficult.

■Wheel nut wrench Wheel nut wrench is installed in the luggage compartment.

WARNING Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

■When towing the vehicle

Be sure to transport the vehicle with the front wheels raised or with all four wheels raised off the ground. If the vehicle is towed with the front wheels contacting the ground, the drivetrain and related parts may be damaged.Toyota CH-R. Steps to take in an emergency

■While towing

  • When towing using cables or chains, avoid sudden starts, etc., which place excessive stress on the towing eyelets, cables or chains. The towing eyelets, cables or chains may become damaged, broken debris may hit people, and cause serious damage.
  • Vehicles without a smart key system: Do not turn the engine switch to the "LOCK" position.

    There is a possibility that the steering wheel is locked and cannot be operated.

  • Vehicles with a smart key system: Do not turn the engine switch off.

    There is a possibility that the steering wheel is locked and cannot be operated.

■Installing towing eyelets to the vehicle Make sure that towing eyelets are installed securely.

If not securely installed, towing eyelets may come loose during towing.

 

NOTICE

■To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type truck

  • Vehicles without a smart key system: Do not tow the vehicle from the rear when the engine switch is in the "LOCK" position or the key is removed.

    The steering lock mechanism is not strong enough to hold the front wheels straight.

  • Vehicles with a smart key system: Do not tow the vehicle from the rear when the engine switch is off. The steering lock mechanism is not strong enough to hold the front wheels straight.
  • When raising the vehicle, ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at the opposite end of the raised vehicle. Without adequate clearance, the vehicle could be damaged while being towed.

■To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing with a sling-type truck Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.

■To prevent damage to the vehicle during emergency towing Do not secure cables or chains to the suspension components.

    Steps to take in an emergency
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