Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips

WARNING

The driver can lose control when pulling a trailer if the correct equipment is not used or the vehicle is not driven properly. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well—or even at all. The driver and passengers could be seriously injured. The vehicle may also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Pull a trailer only if all the steps in this section have been followed. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with the vehicle.

The vehicle can tow a trailer when equipped with the proper trailer towing equipment. For trailering capacity, see “Trailer Towing” following in this section. Trailering changes handling, acceleration, braking, durability and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder and under greater loads. The trailer also adds wind resistance, increasing the pulling requirements. For safe trailering, correctly use the proper trailering equipment.

The following information has important trailering tips and rules for your safety and that of your passengers. Read this section carefully before pulling a trailer.

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Airbag System Messages
SERVICE AIR BAG This message displays if there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your dealer inspect the system for problems. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5‑16 and Airbag System ...

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
For vehicles with this feature, read the entire section before using it. WARNING The LDW system does not steer the vehicle and is an aid to help the vehicle stay in the driving lane. The LDW syste ...

Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations
Second Row — Bucket (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. Second Row — 60/40 Bench (Top Tether Anchor ...