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Installing towing eyelet

Type A

Remove the eyelet cover using a flathead screwdriver.

To protect the bodywork, place a rag between the screwdriver and the vehicle

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

Remove the eyelet cover using a flathead screwdriver.

To protect the bodywork, place a rag between the screwdriver and the vehicle

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

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

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

Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench.

Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench.

Type B

Remove the eyelet cover using a flathead screwdriver.

To protect the bodywork, place a rag between the screwdriver and the vehicle

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

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

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

Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench.

Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench.

Towing with a sling-type truck

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

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

Towing with a wheel-lift type truck

From the front

Release the parking brake.

Release the parking brake.

From the rear

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Use a towing dolly under the front wheels.

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Use a towing dolly under the front wheels.

Vehicles with a manual transmission: We recommend using a towing dolly under the front wheels.

When not using a towing dolly, turn the engine switch to the “ACC” position and shift the shift lever to N.

Using a flatbed truck

If your Toyota is transported by a flatbed truck, it should be tied down at the

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

If you use chains or cables to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded in black

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

Release the parking brake.

Release the parking brake.

Shift the shift lever to N.

Shift the shift lever to N.

Turn the engine switch to the “ACC” (engine off) or “ON” (engine running) position.

Turn the engine switch to the “ACC” (engine off) or “ON” (engine running) position.

■Emergency towing eyelet location

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CAUTION

■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.

■Installing towing eyelet to the vehicle

Make sure that towing eyelet is installed securely. If not securely installed, towing eyelet may come loose during towing. This may lead to accidents that cause serious injury or even death.

NOTICE

■To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission when towing using a wheel-lift type truck (vehicles with an automatic transmission)

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 (vehicles with an automatic 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.

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

●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 wheel 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 sliding-type truck

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

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