2011 Avalanche White Xterra S - Tonka
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
From the Owner's Manual for my 2011 Xterra:
Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground is sometimes called flat towing. This
method is sometimes used when towing a vehicle
behind a recreational vehicle, such as a motor
● Failure to follow these guidelines can result in severe transmission damage.
● Whenever flat towing your vehicle, always tow forward, never backward.
● DO NOT tow any automatic transmission vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground (flat towing). Doing so WILL DAMAGE internal transmission parts
due to lack of transmission lubrication.
● For emergency towing procedures refer to “Towing recommended by NISSAN”
in the “In case of emergency” section of this manual.
Manual Transmission (if so equipped)
● Always tow with the manual transmission in Neutral.
● On 4-wheel drive vehicles, place the transfer case in the 2H range. Failure to do so will
cause the powertrain to bind up.
● After towing 500 miles (805 km), start and idle the engine with the transmission in Neutral for two minutes. Failure to idle the engine
after every 500 miles (805 km) of towing may cause damage to internal transmission parts.
Automatic Transmission (if so equipped)
To tow a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission, an appropriate vehicle dolly MUST
be placed under the towed vehicle’s drive wheels. Always follow the dolly manufacturer’s
recommendations when using their product.
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