Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Towing Points


The single towing points at the front and rear of the vehicle are designed for vehicle recovery purposes only and must NOT be used to tow a trailer or caravan.

Towing points

The front towing eye is accessible after releasing and removing the towing eye access panel.


Make sure that during towing, the towing attachment does not contact the bumper.

The rear towing eye is accessible after releasing the towing eye access panel. Locate the towing eye through the bumper and screw clockwise into its fixing until secure.


This towing eye should only be used for towing another vehicle or for recovery purposes.



Chock the wheels and make sure that all personnel are clear of the vehicle before carrying out the following procedure.


This procedure will require a tool with a 5 mm diameter, to lock the Transmission park release mechanism in the Neutral (N) position.

During vehicle recovery, it is essential that the transmission park release mechanism is activated. The Transmission park release mechanism is activated by a lever, beneath the air cleaner in the engine compartment.


  1. Release the clip on the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  2. Release the wiring harness clip.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  4. Release the bolt.
  5. Release the 2 clips.
  6. Release the clip.
  7. Remove the air cleaner intake pipe.
  8. Apply an upwards pressure on the air cleaner assembly.
  9. Release the wiring harness clip.
  10. Release the air cleaner assembly from the 2 locating grommets, and remove the air cleaner assembly.
  11. Rotate the park release lever counter-clockwise, until it is in the forward position.
  12. Insert a suitable tool with a 5 mm diameter (Allen key, drill bit etc.), through the hole in the park release lever, and locate the tool in to the transmission casing.


Make sure that the tool is fully engaged in to the transmission casing.

Incorrect location of the tool may cause damage to the vehicle, and may cause the vehicle to return to the Park (P) position.

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.


During vehicle recovery, the ignition key must remain inside the vehicle and the ignition must be ON.


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