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REAR TOWING EYE

WARNING

The towing eye at the rear of the vehicle is designed for on-road recovery only. If it is used for any other purpose, it may result in vehicle damage and cause serious injury or death.

WARNING

Use extreme caution when moving or towing the vehicle. Death or serious injury or death may occur.

The towing eye is part of the vehicle's tool kit, located under the luggage compartment floor panel. See WHEEL CHANGING.

The rear towing point is located behind a small access panel in the rear bumper.

To fit the towing eye:

  1. Press the lower edge of the rear bumper access panel to release the securing clip. Remove the cover. The cover is retained on the bumper by its tether, but can be released for safe stowage.

    NOTES

    Note the orientation of the access cover to aid refitting.

  2. Locate the towing point through the rear bumper and fully screw the towing eye counter-clockwise into the towing point, until secure.

    NOTES

    Pass the vehicle's wheel brace through the towing eye, to act as a lever to help rotate the towing eye until it is completely tight.

To refit the access panel, make sure the tether is correctly located, align the lug into the recess in the bumper and then lightly press the opposite edge to engage the retaining clip.

WARNING

Use extreme caution when detaching towing equipment. Vehicle movement is possible, which can result in serious injury.