GMC Terrain: Towing the Vehicle / Towing the Vehicle

Caution

Incorrectly towing a disabled vehicle may cause damage. The damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not lash or hook to suspension components. Use the proper straps around the tires to secure the vehicle. Do not drag a locked wheel/tire while loading the vehicle. Do not use a sling type lift to tow the vehicle. This could damage the vehicle.

GM recommends a flatbed tow truck to transport a disabled vehicle. Use ramps to help reduce approach angles, if necessary. A towed vehicle should have its drive wheels off the ground. Contact Roadside Assistance or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed.

The vehicle is equipped with a tow eye. Only use the tow eye to pull the vehicle onto a flatbed car carrier from a flat road surface. Do not use the tow eye to pull the vehicle from snow, mud, or sand.

The tow eye is stored underneath the load floor, near the spare tire or the compressor kit, if equipped.

Front Tow Eye

GMC Terrain. Towing the Vehicle

Carefully open the cover by using the small notch that conceals the front tow eye socket.

GMC Terrain. Towing the Vehicle

Install the tow eye into the socket by turning it until it stops.

When the tow eye is removed, reinstall the cover with the notch in the original position.

Rear Tow Eye

If the vehicle is equipped with a hitch, there is no provision to use the tow eye in the rear of the vehicle. The hitch may be used to load the vehicle onto a flatbed tow truck.

GMC Terrain. Towing the Vehicle

If equipped, carefully open the cover by using the small notch that conceals the rear tow eye socket.

GMC Terrain. Towing the Vehicle

Install the tow eye into the socket by turning it until it stops.

When the tow eye is removed, reinstall the cover with the notch in the original position.

To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle for recreational purposes, such as behind a motor home, see Recreational Vehicle Towing.

    Towing the Vehicle

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    Recreational Vehicle Towing

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