Range Rover: Towing the vehicle on four wheels - Vehicle recovery - Range Rover Owner's ManualRange Rover: Towing the vehicle on four wheels


If the engine cannot be used during towing, there will be no power assistance to the braking or steering systems. This will result in much greater effort to steer and stop the vehicle and in a greatly increased stopping distance.


Only tow the vehicle in a forward direction with all four wheels on the ground. Towing in a reverse direction with two wheels on the ground, will cause serious damage to the transmission.


The vehicle should only be towed for a maximum of 30 miles (50 km), at a maximum speed of 30 mph (50 km/h). Towing for a greater distance or at a higher speed, may result in serious damage to the transmission.


Do not tow the vehicle if the gearbox cannot be set in neutral, or the rear electronic differential has failed in the locked position.

Your vehicle has a permanent four-wheel drive system. The following procedure must be carried out carefully to prevent damage to the vehicle:

1. Secure the towing attachment from the recovery vehicle to the front towing point.

2. With the parking brake applied, switch on the ignition.

3. Apply the foot brake and place the gear lever into neutral.

4. Switch off the ignition and leave the Smart Key in a secure place within the vehicle.

5. The ignition may be switched on to allow operation of indicators, brake lamps etc.

6. Release the parking brake before towing the vehicle.


Leaving the ignition switched on for extended periods will drain the vehicle battery.

    Transporting the vehicle
    Recovery by trailer is the recommended method for transporting the vehicle. Always use qualified persons to perform recovery and to ensure the vehicle is secured correctly. WARNING Use extrem ...

    After towing on four wheels
    1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Switch on the ignition and apply the foot brake. 3. Place the auto selector lever in the park position. 4. Switch off the ignition and remove the Smart Key from the v ...

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    Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/maximum Gross Axle Weight (GAW)
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    Tow mode switch
    TOW MODE should be used when pulling a heavy trailer or hauling a heavy load. Driving the vehicle in TOW MODE with no trailer/load or light trailer/light load will not cause any damage. Howe ...

    Transfer case
    The vehicle has permanent 4-wheel drive (4MATIC). Power is always transmitted to both axles. Performance tests may only be carried out on a 2-axle dynamometer. The brake system or transfer ca ...