Towing the vehicle (308 saloon)

Procedure for having your vehicle towed or for towing another vehicle using a

Procedure for having your vehicle towed or for towing another vehicle using a removable towing eye.

Access to the tools

The towing eye is installed in the boot under the floor.

The towing eye is installed in the boot under the floor.

To gain access to it:

open the boot, raise the floor,

secure it by hooking its cord on the hook on the rear parcel shelf support,

remove the polystyrene storage box,

remove the towing eye from the holder.

Observe the legislation in force in your country. General recommendations

Observe the legislation in force in your country.

Ensure that the weight of the towing vehicle is higher than that of the towed vehicle.

The driver must stay at the wheel of the towed vehicle.

Driving on motorways and fast roads is prohibited when towing.

When towing a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, always use an approved towing bar; rope and straps are prohibited.

When towing a vehicle with the engine off, there is no longer any power assistance for braking or steering.

In the following cases, you must always call on a professional recovery service:

- vehicle broken down on a motorway or fast road,
- when it is not possible to put the gearbox into neutral, unlock the steering, or release the parking brake,
- towing with only two wheels on the ground,
- where there is no approved towing bar available...

Towing your vehicle

On the front bumper, unclip the cover by pressing at the bottom.

On the front bumper, unclip the cover by pressing at the bottom.

Screw the towing eye in fully.

Install the towing bar.

Place the gear lever in neutral (position N on the electronic gearbox system or automatic gearbox).

could result in damage to certain components (braking, transmission...) and the Failure to observe this instruction could result in damage to certain components (braking, transmission...) and the absence of braking assistance the next time the engine is started.

Unlock the steering by turning the ignition key one notch and release the parking brake.

Switch on the hazard warning lamps on both vehicles.

Move off gently and drive slowly for a short distance only.

Towing another vehicle

On the rear bumper, unclip the cover by pressing at the bottom.

On the rear bumper, unclip the cover by pressing at the bottom.

Screw the towing eye in fully.

Install the towing bar.

Switch on the hazard warning lamps on both vehicles.

Move off gently and drive slowly for a short distance only.

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