Towing the Vehicle
ALWAYS adhere to the following procedure when towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Failure to do so could result in unintended vehicle movement or unanticipated vehicle conditions.
Apply the parking brake.
Secure the towing attachment from the recovery vehicle to the front towing eye of the vehicle to be recovered.
Turn the starter switch to position ‘II’, so that the brake lights and direction indicators can be operated.
With the foot brake applied, set the main gearbox in ‘N’ (neutral) and then put the transfer box into neutral.
Set the main gearbox in ‘P’ (park).
Release the parking brake before towing the vehicle.
NOTE: If, due to an accident or electrical fault, it is not considered safe to turn the starter switch, the vehicle cannot be towed with wheels on the ground.
Without the engine running, the brake servo and power steering pump cannot provide assistance; greater effort will therefore be required to operate the brake pedal and turn the steering wheel. Longer stopping distances will also be experienced.
CAUTION: Leaving the starter switch in position ‘II’ for extended periods will put a draw on the battery, which can lead to voltage drop and ultimately to a discharged battery.
TRANSPORTER OR TRAILER LASHING
DO NOT attempt to tow the vehicle unless the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’. If the vehicle is towed with the starter switch in position ‘I’, an inconsistency in the recorded vehicle mileage will occur. This must then be rectified by a Land Rover retailer.
DO NOT remove the key or turn the starter switch to position ‘0’ while the vehicle is in motion; the starter switch must be at position ‘II’.
Pairs of lashing rings are fixed to the underside of the vehicle - at the front (to the rear of the front wheels) and at the rear (backward of the rear wheels). DO NOT secure lashing hooks or trailer fixings to any other part of the vehicle.
NOTE: The front rings are for lashing only and must NOT be used for towing. The rear lashing rings are designed for both towing and lashing.