Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing)

Suzuki SX4 / Suzuki SX4 Owners Manual / Vehucle Loading and Towing / Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing)

Your vehicle may be towed behind another vehicle (such as a motorhome), provided you use the proper towing method specified for your vehicle. The towing method you must use depends on the specifications of your vehicle: whether it is a 2- wheel drive (2WD) or intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) vehicle.

Use the towing instruction table to select the proper towing method for your vehicle, and carefully follow the corresponding instructions. Be sure to use proper towing equipment designed for recreational towing and make sure that towing speed does not exceed 90 km/h (55 mph).

WARNING:
WARNING:
Always use a safety chain when towing your vehicle and be sure to observe federal, state, and local requirements for trailer hitches, tow bars, lights, etc.

TOWING INSTRUCTION TABLE
TOWING INSTRUCTION TABLE

CAUTION:


CAUTION:
For the automatic transaxle of intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) models, don’t tow your vehicle behind another vehicle such as a motorhome, or the drive train may be seriously damaged.

TOWING METHOD A
TOWING METHOD A

A: 2WD (except 2WD mode of i-AWD) VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLE OR AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE

1) Secure the front wheels on a towing dolly according to the instructions provided by the dolly manufacturer.

2) Release the parking brake.

CAUTION:


CAUTION:
Towing the 2WD or i-AWD automatic transaxle vehicles with four wheels on the ground can result in damage to the automatic transaxle.

TOWING METHOD B
TOWING METHOD B

B: 2WD or i-AWD (including 2WD mode) VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSAXLE

1) Shift the manual transaxle lever into neutral.

2) Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” position to unlock the steering wheel.

3) Release the parking brake.

CAUTION:
The steering column is not strong enough to withstand shocks transmitted from the front wheels during towing. Always unlock the steering wheel before towing.

CAUTION:


CAUTION:
Towing the 2WD or i-AWD automatic transaxle vehicles with four wheels on the ground can result in damage to the automatic transaxle.

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