Re: Front End Collision Question on Trailhawk
For Douglas I think it would depend on whether he had the full Tech Group option on his Trail Hawk. Most do not come with that option because most do not want to pay the 2 grand plus for it. Also if you turn it off and forget to turn it back on, it could present a problem. Especially if you were off road and wanted to avoid the warning/brake application I am sure you would get. I turn mine off when backing down a boat ramp or even when backing out of my garage. That is in order to avoid a system brake application. It has happened. I have also forgotten to turn it back on a few times.
As far as the tow hooks go I would guess, as you did, that since they are designed to pull only, any strong push back would release them to prevent damage to the vehicle bumper in a minor front end as you had.
If they did not release I am sure you might have had more serious damage as the force of the impact would have concentrated in a small area, the tow hooks instead of the wide area of the bumper.
Probably a good safety thing for Jeep, especially because the hooks protrude from the vehicle itself.
2014 Cherokee Limited