If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle towed by your Toyota dealer or a commercial towing service, using a lift-type truck or a flat bed truck.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/provincial and local laws.
Use a towing dolly or flat bed truck.
The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact your Toyota dealer before towing.
If a tow truck is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the towing hook(s). This should only be attempted on hard, surfaced roads for short distances at low speeds.
A driver must be in the vehicle to steer and operate the brakes. The vehicle’s wheels, drive train, axles, steering and brakes must be in good condition.
The engine must be in ACCESSORY mode (engine off) or IGNITION ON mode (engine running).
Put the four-wheel drive control switch in “H4”. (The center differential is unlocked.) STEP 3
Put the shift lever in “N”.
Release the parking brake.
Towing with a sling-type truck
Do not tow with a sling type truck, either from the front or rear.
Towing with a wheel lift-type truck
Use a towing dolly under the rear wheels.
Use a towing dolly under the front wheels.
Never tow this vehicle wheels on the ground.
Using a flat bed truck
If your Toyota is transported by a flat bed truck, it should be tied down at the locations shown in the illustration. When attaching the hooks to the rear of the vehicle, make sure to attach them to the inside of the vehicle.
If you use chains or cables to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded in black must be 45°.
Do not overly tighten the tie downs or the vehicle may be damaged.
Do not use the rear emergency towing hook.