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Peugeot 2008: In the event of a breakdown / Towing the vehicle

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle General recommendations

Observe the legislation in force in the country where you are driving.

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

The driver must remain at the wheel of the towed vehicle and must have a valid driving licence.

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

The towing vehicle must move off gently.

When the vehicle is towed with its engine off, there is no longer braking and steering assistance.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle A professional towing service must be called if:

  • Broken down on a motorway or main road.
  • Not possible to put the gearbox into neutral, unlock the steering, or release the parking brake.
  • Not possible to tow a vehicle with an automatic gearbox, with the engine running.
  • Towing with only two wheels on the ground.
  • Four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • No approved towbar available.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle Before towing the vehicle, it is essential to put the vehicle in free-wheeling mode.

For more information on Changing to free-wheeling, refer to the corresponding section.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle Electric motor

An electric vehicle must never be used for road transfers.

It may be used, for example, to exit a rut.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle In case of battery or electric parking brake failure, it is essential to call a professional using flatbed recovery vehicles (excluding manual gearbox).

Access to the tools

For more information on accessing the Tool kit, refer to the corresponding section.

Towing your vehicle

To access the front screw thread:

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle

  • Unclip the cover by pressing at its left-hand section.
  • Release the cover to the right and then downwards.

To be towed:

  • Screw the towing eye in fully.
  • Install the towbar.
  • Put the gearbox into neutral.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle Failure to observe this instruction could result in damage to certain components (braking, transmission, etc.) and to the absence of braking assistance the next time the engine is started.

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle Automatic gearbox: never tow the vehicle with the driving wheels on the ground and the engine off.

  • Unlock the steering and release the parking brake.
  • Switch on the hazard warning lamps on both vehicles.
  • Move off gently, drive slowly and only for a short distance.

Towing another vehicle

To access the rear screw thread:

Peugeot 2008. Towing the vehicle

  • Unclip the cover by pressing at its right-hand section.
  • Pull the cover downwards.

To tow:

  • Screw the towing eye in fully.
  • Install the towbar.
  • Switch on the hazard warning lamps on both vehicles.
  • Move off gently, drive slowly and only for a short distance.

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