Dodge Nitro: Towing a disabled vehicle - What to do in emergencies - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: Towing a disabled vehicle

Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent damage to your vehicle. Use of safety chains is recommended. Attach towing device to main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers or associated brackets. State and local laws applying to vehicles under tow must be observed.

NOTE: The transmission must be in NEUTRAL under any towing configuration.

Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Front Wheels Raised

The speed must not exceed 30 mph (50 km/h) and the distance must not exceed 15 miles (25 km). This vehicle may be towed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the ignition key in the LOCK position, the front wheels raised, and the rear wheels on the ground.

CAUTION: Towing the vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground at more than 30 mph (50 km/h) or for more than 15 miles (25 km) can cause severe transmission damage. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

If the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km) or faster than 30 mph, it must be towed on a flatbed.

Rear Wheels Raised

The vehicle may be towed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the ignition key in the LOCK position, the rear wheels raised, and the front wheels on the ground.

Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Four-wheel drive vehicles must be towed with all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.

CAUTION: Towing this vehicle using any other method could result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or transmission. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

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