Subaru Forester: Towing - In case of emergency - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Towing

If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety.

Never tow AWD models (both AT and

Never tow AWD models (both AT and MT) with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while the front wheels are on the ground.

This will cause the vehicle to spin away due to the operation or deterioration of the center differential.

If no steam is coming from the engine compartment
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Towing and tie-down hooks
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