Nissan Juke Owners Manual : Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle)

WARNING

Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.

  Do not spin your tires at high speed.

This could cause them to explode and result in serious injury. Parts of your vehicle could also overheat and be damaged.

Pulling a stuck vehicle

Do not use the tie down hook for towing or vehicle recovery.

Front (except for NISMO models)


Front (except for NISMO models)

Front (NISMO models)


Front (NISMO models)

Front:


Front

:

1. Remove the hook cover 1 from the bumper with a suitable tool.

2. Securely install the recovery hook 2 as illustrated.

Make sure that the hook is properly secured in its original position after use.

Rear


Rear

Rear

:

Do not use the tie down hook to pull the vehicle.

CAUTION

Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the vehicle recovery hook or main structural members of the vehicle. Otherwise, the vehicle body will be damaged.

Do not use the vehicle tie down hook to free a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.

Never tow a vehicle using the vehicle tie down hook or recovery hook.

Always pull the cable straight out from the front of the vehicle. Never pull on the vehicle at an angle.

Pulling devices should be routed so they do not touch any part of the suspension, steering, brake or cooling systems.

Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery.

Rocking a stuck vehicle

If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc., use the following procedure:

1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.

2. Make sure the area in front and behind the vehicle is clear of obstructions.

3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear an area around the front tires.

4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and backward.

  Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and D (Drive) (Continuously Variable Transmission models) or 1st and R (Reverse) (Manual Transmission models).

Apply the accelerator as little as possible to maintain the rocking motion.

Release the accelerator pedal before shifting between R and D (Continuously Variable Transmission models) or 1st and R (Manual Transmission models). Do not spin the tires above 35 MPH (55 km/h).

5. If the vehicle cannot be freed after a few tries, contact a professional towing service to remove the vehicle.

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