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Toyota Corolla Owners Manual: Using a flat bed truck

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.

■Before emergency towing

■Before emergency towing

1 Vehicles without a smart key system: Put the engine switch in the ACC (engine off) or ON position (engine running).

Vehicles with a smart key system: Put the engine switch in ACCESSORY (engine off) or IGNITION ON (engine running) mode.

2 Shift the shift lever to N.

3 Release the parking brake.

CAUTION

Observe the following precautions.

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

■Caution while towing

●Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle.

Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which place excessive stress on the emergency towing eyelet and the cables or chains. Always be cautious of the surroundings and other vehicles 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.

NOTICE

■To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission when towing using a wheel-lift type truck

Never tow this vehicle from the rear with the front wheels on the ground.

■To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type truck (except vehicles with a manual transmission)

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 from the rear.

■To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type truck (vehicles with a manual transmission)

●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 body damage when towing with a sling-type truck

Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.

■To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission in emergency towing

Never tow a vehicle from the rear with four wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission.

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