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cause damage to the radiator and other
supports if towing on a bumpy road.
Towing the vehicle should only be done
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using the properly installed towing
eye bolt. Never attach a tow cable, tow
rope, or tow rod to the vehicle chassis,
frame, or suspension parts.
! Make sure the ignition is switched off
while towing the vehicle. Doing
otherwise may result in
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the ESP
being activated. Active
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braking action through the ESP
seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the smart
Limited Warranty.
a discharged battery.
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! Make sure the gear selector lever is in
neutral position N while towing the
vehicle. Doing otherwise may result in
significant transmission damage.
! Towing the vehicle with a luggage
rack* mounted is not permissible. The
vehicle must not be towed by the luggage
rack*.
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If the battery is disconnected or
discharged, the gear selector lever will
remain locked in park position P.
Contact an authorized smart center for
assistance or call Roadside Assistance.
Towing eye bolt
The towing eye bolt is located in the
passenger footwell under the carpet.
Unscrew the carpet holder in the
X
passenger footwell (
Y
Lift the carpet.
X
* optional
Take out towing eye bolt :.
X
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may
Installing towing eye bolt
Depending of whether you are towing a
vehicle or being towed, the towing eye bolt
can be screwed into threaded holes which
are located behind covers on the front and
rear bumper.
Front cover
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High outside temperature, stop-and-go
traffic, driving on long uphill grades, or
driving at high engine speed may increase
the temperature in the engine
compartment. Therefore the area around the
air slots in the rear apron may be hot. Let
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the engine cool off before touching this
area to prevent burns.
WARNING
Towing
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