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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Towing Equipment

Hitches

Use the correct hitch equipment.

See your dealer or a hitch dealer for assistance.

  The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper.

  Will any holes be made in the body of the vehicle when the trailer hitch is installed? If so, seal the holes when the hitch is removed. If the holes are not sealed, dirt, water, and deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust can get into the vehicle.

Safety Chains

Always attach chains between the vehicle and the trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer to help prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch.

Leave enough slack so the rig can turn. Never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.

Trailer Brakes

Does the trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are installed, adjusted, and maintained properly.

Because the vehicle has antilock brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's brake system. If this is done, both brake systems will not work well, or at all.

Trailer Towing (Except Fuel Economy Model)
Before pulling a trailer, there are three important considerations that have to do with weight: The weight of the trailer. The weight of the trailer tongue. The total weight on your vehicle ...

Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical Equipment Notice: Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle or cause components to not work and would not be covered by the warranty. Always check with your dealer before ...

Other materials:

Front Bumper Energy Absorber Bracket Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia opening cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover Replacement Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Bolt Front Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 160 Nm (119 lb ft) Note: Do NOT reu ...

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement. Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Screw (Qty: 6) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 2.5 Nm (22 lb in) Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Asse ...

Jump Starting
If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. WARNING   Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: • They contain acid that can burn you. • They contain gas ...

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