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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

Dan, the assist button did not work when I pressed it. I already had AAA and live in a small town so the same company would have towed it anyhow

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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

Any chance someone could post a picture of the release location?

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Old 12-04-2014, 09:52 AM
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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

So what happens after you pull the release and get it in neutral and have it towed can you get it back in park? Or would you just set the emergency brake? This is one feature that I figured would be a hassle down the road.
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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

Paul, I would post one for you if I could but once it got to the dealership yesterday they determined I need a new transmission. Not sure what year yours is but mine is a 2015 overland. If you open the center console, there is a plastic piece towards the back where the hinges are. You can put your fingers in the gap where the hinges are and remove the plastic piece. After that it will become evident. There is also a picture of it in the manual but it is not that good. You would think there would be some type of label saying that the release lever is under here or something insteading of trying to hide it from you.
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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

Paulee, that is a good question. Once mine got towed to the dealership I dont know what they do to get it back in park. I am going to find that out though once I get my car back after the transmission is replaced.
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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

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Isn't transfer case in neutral enough for towing?
There appears to be some confusion in the thread.
There is a manual park release, with pretty good pictures, in the Owners Manual, where you have to pop a cover away from the console hinges to get at it, then poke it with a screwdriver or similar to get the vehicle out of park mode.

For air suspension vehicles, if the engine won't start, all transport tie downs should be to the axles, not the body, as without the engine you can't use Uconnect to put it in transport mode.

Yes, you can tow with the transfer case in neutral, but might also have to use the park release.

One would think that "What to do in emergencies" section of the Owners Manual might be a good thing for any owner to be aware of, in case tow truck drivers are not.
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That is not the case in my situation and if this happened to me it can happen to anyone. My car would not start, it was dead. The only way to put the car in neutral to be towed on a flatbed is the procedure that I mentioned earlier.
The procedure is in the owners manual, but it is park release....
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Any chance someone could post a picture of the release location?

Paul
From the emergencies section of the manual.
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From the emergencies section of the manual.
My favorite part is this quote: "Closing the armrest while the Manual Park Release is activated may damage the Manual Park Release mechanism, the transmission and the armrest."

Damn transmission-killing armrests.
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Or just get the right tow truck. There is no reason you shouldn't have all 4 wheels off the ground...
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Or just get the right tow truck. There is no reason you shouldn't have all 4 wheels off the ground...
Yes, with the 4x4, the only allowable tow modes are all wheels on the ground or none of them on the ground.

However, wouldn't you still have to manually release park in order to roll the vehicle forward onto the flatbed?
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Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

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Yes, with the 4x4, the only allowable tow modes are all wheels on the ground or none of them on the ground.

However, wouldn't you still have to manually release park in order to roll the vehicle forward onto the flatbed?
Yep - I would think that would be the case normally. But don't they make those dolly things that slip under the wheels too....but doubt many tow trucks carry them around.
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