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If your vehicle needs to be towed

If you need to tow your vehicle, we recommend that you contact a MITSUBISHI MOTORS

If you need to tow your vehicle, we recommend that you contact a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point or tow truck company.

In the following cases, transport the vehicle using a tow truck.

● The engine runs but the vehicle does not move, or an abnormal noise is produced.

● Inspection of the vehicle’s underside reveals that oil or some other fluid is leaking.

Only when you cannot receive a towing service from a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point or commercial tow truck service, tow your vehicle carefully in accordance with the instructions given in “Emergency towing” in this part.

The regulations concerning towing may differ from country to country. It is recommended that you obey the regulations of the area where you are driving your vehicle.

Towing the vehicle by a tow truck

CAUTION:

● This vehicle must not be towed by a tow truck using sling lift type equipment (Type A) as illustrated.

Using a sling lift will damage the bumper and front end.

● Do not tow your vehicle with the front or rear wheels on the ground (Type B or Type C) as illustrated.

This could result in driving system damage or vehicle may jump at the carriage.

If you tow the vehicle, use Type D or E equipment.

● The vehicle cannot be towed with only the front or rear tyres on the ground even if it is in “2WD” drive mode.

Emergency towing

If towing service is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed by a cable or chain secured to the towing hook.

In case of your vehicle is to be towed another vehicle or your vehicle tows another vehicle, pay careful attention to the following points.

If your vehicle is to be towed by another vehicle

1. The front towing hook (A) is located as shown in illustration.

1. The front towing hook (A) is located as shown in illustration.

Secure the tow rope to the front towing hook.

NOTE:

● Do not use the tie-down hook (B) for towing. This hook is provided only for the purpose of transporting the vehicle itself.

Using any part other than the designated towing hook (A) could result in damage to vehicle body.

● Using a wire rope or metal chain can result in damage to the vehicle body. It is best to use a non-metallic rope. If you use a wire rope or metal chain, wrap it with cloth at any point where it touches the vehicle body.

● Use care that the tow rope is kept as horizontal as possible.

An angled tow rope can damage the vehicle body.

● Never attempt to tow out a ditched vehicle, because the tow rope cannot be kept horizontal.

2. Keep the engine running.

If the engine is not running, turn the ignition key to the “ACC” or “ON” position to unlock the steering wheel.

WARNING:

● When the engine is not running, the brake booster and power steering pump do not operate. This means higher brake depression force and higher steering effort are required. Therefore, vehicle operation is more difficult than usual.

CAUTION:

● Do not leave the ignition switch in the “LOCK” position and do not remove the ignition key from the ignition switch while driving. The steering wheel will lock, causing loss of control.

3. Shift the gearshift lever into the “N” (Neutral) position.

4. Turn on the hazard warning lamps if required by law.

(Follow the local driving laws and regulations) 5. During towing make sure that close contact is maintained between the drivers of both vehicles, and that the vehicles travel at low speed.

WARNING:

● Avoid sudden braking, acceleration and steering wheel movements; such driving operation could cause damage to the towing hook or towing rope.

People in the vicinity could be injured as a result.

● When going down a long slope, the brakes may overheat, reducing effectiveness. Have your vehicle transport by a tow truck.

If your vehicle tows another vehicle

1. Take out the towing hook, wheel nut wrench and jack bar.

1. Take out the towing hook, wheel nut wrench and jack bar.

Refer to “Tools and jack”.

2. Cover the end of the jack bar (C) with cloth and use it to remove the lid from the rear bumper.

3. Use the wheel nut wrench (D) to firmly attach the towing hook.

3. Use the wheel nut wrench (D) to firmly attach the towing hook.

4. Always attach the towing rope to the towing hook. Otherwise, the instructions

4. Always attach the towing rope to the towing hook. Otherwise, the instructions are the same as for “When being towed by another vehicle”.

5. When finished towing, remove the towing hook, and stow it in the specified location.

Refer to “Tools and jack”.

When installing the bumper lid, align the hook with the cut out area on the vehicle, and firmly insert.

NOTE:

● Do not tow a vehicle heavier than your own vehicle.

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