Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Rear towing eye

  • The towing eye at the rear of the vehicle is designed for on-road recovery only. If they are used for any other purpose, it may result in vehicle damage and serious injury.
  • Use extreme caution when moving or towing the vehicle.

    Death or serious injury may occur.

The towing eye must be screwed into the towing point, located behind the panel on the right-side of the rear bumper. The towing eye is located under the loadspace floor cover.

Rear towing eye

  1. Pop out the access cover.

  2. Locate the towing eye through the bumper, and fully screw the towing eye clockwise into the towing point until secure.

Fitment of the panels is the reverse of removal.

Use extreme caution when detaching towing equipment.

Vehicle movement is possible which can result in serious injury.

TRANSMISSION PARK RELEASE

Make sure that the vehicle is secured with wheel chocks, apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB), or firmly press the brake pedal (this will require 2 people). Failure to do so can result in unexpected movement of the vehicle, causing serious injury or death.

When recovering the vehicle, it is essential that the Transmission park release mechanism is activated. This will lock the transmission in Neutral (N) and prevent the transmission from automatically selecting Park (P).

The recovery agent must activate the Transmission park release before recovery commences. This procedure is covered in a separate publication for service personnel.

Failure to activate the Transmission park release can result in serious transmission damage.

When vehicle transportation has been completed, the Transmission park release mechanism will need to be deactivated.

To deactivate the Transmission park release mechanism, reverse the steps above.

OFF-ROAD RECOVERY

If the towing eyes are to be used for off-road recovery, it is essential that off-road driver training, covering recovery techniques, is undertaken.

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