Using a flat bed truck

If your Lexus is transported by flat bed truck, it should be tied down at the

If your Lexus is transported by flat bed truck, it should be tied down at the locations shown in the illustration.

If you use chains or cables to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded in black

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.

 - Before emergency towing

be in the ACCESSORY mode (engine off) or IGNITION ON mode (engine running). The “ENGINE START STOP” switch must be in the ACCESSORY mode (engine off) or IGNITION ON mode (engine running).

switch in H4. (The center differential is unlocked.) Put the four-wheel drive control switch in H4. (The center differential is unlocked.) and press height control switch to turn off the rear height control air suspension. Put the vehicle height in the N mode and press height control switch to turn off the rear height control air suspension.

Release the parking brake. Shift the shift lever in N.

CAUTION Release the parking brake.

CAUTION

 - Caution while towing

• Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle.

Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which place excessive stress on the emergency towing eyelets and the cables or chains. Always be cautious of the surroundings and other vehicles while towing.

• Do not turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch off.

Doing so will lock the steering wheel and prevent operation, possibly causing an accident and resulting in death or serious injury.

• If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not function, making steering and braking more difficult.

NOTICE

 - To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission and transfer when towing using a wheel-lift type truck

Never tow this vehicle with any of the wheels in contact with the ground.

 - To avoid serious damage to your vehicle

Do not use the rear emergency towing hook.

 - To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type

 - To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type truck

When raising the vehicle, ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at the opposite end of the raised vehicle. Without adequate clearance, the vehicle could be damaged while being towed.

 - To prevent body damage when towing with a sling-type truck

Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.

 - To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission and transfer in emergency towing

Never tow a vehicle from the rear with four wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission.

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