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Classification: GI99-001F

Reference: NTB99-020F

Date: August 8, 2008

LIMITATIONS ON FLAT TOWING OF NISSAN VEHICLES

This bulletin has been amended to apply to all current production models. Please discard all earlier versions.

APPLIED VEHICLES:
All Models

APPLIED DATES:
1992-2009

SERVICE INFORMATION

This Bulletin contains important guidelines and limitations concerning towing of Nissan vehicles with all four wheels on the ground ("flat towing").

CAUTION: Failure to follow these guidelines can result in severe transmission or drivetrain damage. For all towing including "emergency towing" procedures refer to the Owners Manual.

1. 4WD/AWD vehicles equipped with Automatic Transmission (including CVT):

^ DO NOT Flat Tow - doing so will damage internal transmission components.

^ DO NOT use a tow dolly - doing so will damage drivetrain components.

2. FWD vehicles equipped with Automatic Transmission (including CVT) and Altima Hybrid:

^ DO NOT Flat Tow - doing so will damage internal transmission components.

^ An appropriate vehicle tow dolly MUST be placed under the vehicle's front wheels.

^ Always follow the dolly manufacturer's recommendations when using their product.

3. RWD vehicles equipped with Automatic Transmission:

^ DO NOT Flat Tow - doing so will damage internal transmission components.

^ An appropriate vehicle tow dolly MUST be placed under the vehicle's rear wheels.

^ Always follow the dolly manufacturer's recommendations when using their product.

4. 2WD/4WD vehicles equipped with a manual transmission:

^ Always flat tow with the manual transmission in Neutral.

^ Always flat tow a manual transmission vehicle facing forward.

^ Maximum speed while flat towing: 60 MPH.

^ After towing for 500 miles, stop. Start and idle the engine with the transmission in Neutral for two minutes - failure to do so may cause damage to the transmission.

^ For 4WD vehicles, always flat tow with the transfer case in the 2 HI position.

  

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