Jeep Wrangler: TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE / Four Wheel Drive Models

FCA US LLC recommends towing with all wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle raised and the opposite end on a towing dolly.

If flatbed equipment is not available and the transfer case is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the forward direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF the transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmission is in PARK (P) (for automatic transmissions) or in gear NOT in NEUTRAL, for manual transmissions).


  • Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used (if the remaining wheels are on the ground). Internal damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when towing.
  • Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.


    This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial towing service. If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, disabled 4x4 vehicles may also be towed as described Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent damage to your vehicle...

    Without The Key Fob

    Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with the ignition in the OFF mode. The only approved method of towing without the key fob is with a flatbed truck...

    Other information:

    Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual: FCW Limited Warning

    If the instrument cluster displays “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality” or “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality Clean Front Windshield” momentarily, there may be a condition that limits FCW functionality. Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal conditions, the active braking may not be fully available...

    Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Transporting Passengers and Pets

    Transporting Passengers NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO AREA. WARNING! Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle...


    Turn Signals. Lane Change Assist — If Equipped

    Turn Signals

    Move the multifunction lever up or down to activate the turn signals. The arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show proper operation.


    If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.

    read more

    Copyright © 2024