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2016 – MX-5 – General Information

TOWING

Towing Description

  • Proper lifting and towing are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. Government and local laws must be followed.

  • A towed vehicle usually should have its drive wheels (rear wheels) off the ground. If excessive damage or other conditions prevent this, use wheel dollies.

  • When towing with the rear wheels on the ground, release the parking brake.

CAUTION:

  • Do not tow the vehicle pointed backward with driving wheels on the ground. This may cause internal damage to the transmission.

  • Do not tow with sling-type equipment. This could damage your vehicle. Use wheel-lift or flatbed equipment.

Vehicle Securing Position
  • When transporting the vehicle by flat bed tow truck or trailer, secure the vehicle to the trailer using the holes and left tiedown loop shown in the figure.

    CAUTION:

    • Do not use the tiedown hook on the end of the rear bumper for towing or transporting the vehicle. The tie down hook is used only for transporting the vehicle by ship. Using the tie down hook could cause damage to the bumper and the vehicle body.

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