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Fiat Punto: Towing the car - In an emergency - Fiat Punto Owners Manual

Fiat Punto: Towing the car

Fiat Punto Owners Manual

The tow ring provided with the car is housed in the tool box under the boot mat.

TOW HOOK PLUG REMOVAL PROCEDURE

To prevent damaging plug (A), proceed as follows:

  • take the screwdriver provided out of the tool container;
  • fit the screwdriver down into the plug slot (B) for about 1 cm;
  • place your thumb on the plug to prevent damaging it (see figure);
  • remove the plug (without turning it) making a movement perpendicular to the supporting surface (see figure).

Tow hook plug removal procedure


Tow hook plug removal procedure


TOW RING HOOKING

Proceed as follows:

  • take the tow hook from its support;
  • tighten the hitch (B) on the front or rear threaded pin.

Rear bumper
Rear bumper

Front bumper
Front bumper

Before starting to tow,
turn the ignition key to MAR and then to STOP. Do not remove the key. If the key is removed, the steering lock engages automatically resulting in the impossibility to steer the wheels.

When towing, remember
that without the help of the servobrake and power steering, a greater effort is required on the pedal and steering wheel. Do not use flexible cables for towing and avoid jerks. During towing operations make sure that fastening the joint to the car does not damage the components in contact with it.

When towing the car, you must comply with the specific traffic regulations regarding the tow ring and how to tow on the road.

Do not start the engine
when towing the vehicle.
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