Jeep Cherokee (KL): Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle. Recreational Towing - Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models. Recreational Towing - 4X4 Models With 1-Speed Power Transfer Unit

Jeep Cherokee (KL) 2014 - 2023 Owners Manual > Starting and operating > Recreational towing (behind motorhome, etc.) > Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle. Recreational Towing - Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models. Recreational Towing - 4X4 Models With 1-Speed Power Transfer Unit

Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle

  4X4 Models
Towing Condition Wheels OFF the Ground Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models 1-Speed Power Transfer Unit 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit
Flat Tow NONE NOT ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED See Instructions:
  • Transmission in PARK
  • Power transfer unit in NEUTRAL (N)
  • Tow in forward direction
Dolly Tow Front OK NOT ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
Rear NOT ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
On Trailer ALL OK OK OK

NOTE:

  • You must ensure that the Auto Park Brake feature is disabled before towing this vehicle, to avoid inadvertent Electric Park Brake engagement. The Auto Park Brake feature is enabled or disabled via the customer programmable features in the Uconnect Settings.
  • When recreational towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact state and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.

Recreational Towing - Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models

DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.

Recreational towing (for front-wheel drive models) is allowed ONLY if the front wheels are OFF the ground.

This may be accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this procedure: 1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following the dolly manufacturer's instructions.

2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.

3. Apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in PARK. Turn the engine OFF.

4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, following the dolly manufacturer's instructions.

5. Turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position, but do not start the engine.

6. Press and hold the brake pedal.

7. Release the parking brake.

8. Turn the ignition OFF, remove the Key Fob, and release the brake pedal.

CAUTION!

  • Towing with the front wheels on the ground will cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  • Ensure that the Electric Park Brake is released, and remains released, while being towed.

Recreational Towing - 4X4 Models With 1-Speed Power Transfer Unit

Recreational towing is not allowed. These models do not have a NEUTRAL (N) position in the power transfer unit.

NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the ground.

CAUTION!

Towing this vehicle with ANY of its wheels on the ground can cause severe transmission and/or power transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

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