Jeep Wrangler: Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models / Shifting Out of (N) Neutral

Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for normal usage.

  1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it connected to the tow vehicle.
  2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
  3. Start the engine.
  4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  5. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
  6. Turn the engine off.
  7. Shift the transfer case lever to the desired position.


    When shifting the transfer case out of (N) Neutral, the engine should remain off to avoid gear clash.

  8. Shift the automatic transmission into PARK, or place manual transmission in NEUTRAL.
  9. Release the brake pedal.
  10. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
  11. Start the engine.
  12. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  13. Release the parking brake.
  14. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions), and check that the vehicle operates normally.

    Shifting Into (N) Neutral

    Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for recreational towing: WARNING! You or others could be injured or killed if you leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the (N) Neutral position without first fully engaging the parking brake...



    Other information:

    Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Preparations For Jump Start

    Supplemental Battery — If Equipped WARNING! Only use the positive battery post on the main battery to jump start your vehicle. Serious injury or death could result if you attempt to jump start using the supplemental battery. Battery gas is flammable and explosive...

    Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Manual Transmission — If Equipped

    Apply the parking brake, place the gear selector in NEUTRAL, and press the clutch pedal before starting the vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor...


    Basic Voice Commands

    The basic Voice Commands below can be given at any point while using your Uconnect system. Push the VR button on the steering wheel. After the beep, say:

    “Cancel” to stop a current voice session. “Help” to hear a list of suggested Voice Commands. “Repeat” to listen to the system prompts again.

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