Toyota
Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Towing
Towing a Trailer

WARNINGS

  • Do not exceed 62 mph (100 km/h).
  • The rear tire pressures must be increased by 2.9 psi (0.2 bar) above specification. Do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on the tire sidewall. This could cause serious personal injury. See Wheels and Tires
  • Do not exceed the maximum gross train weight stated on your vehicle identification plate. This could result in the loss of vehicle control, serious personal injury or death. See Vehicle Identification Plate
  • Do not exceed the maximum permissible trailer vertical weight on the tow ball as stated in the vehicle specification chart. This could result in the loss of vehicle control, serious personal injury or death. See Capacities and Specifications
  • The anti-lock brake system does not control the trailer brakes.

When towing a trailer:

  • Obey country specific regulations for towing a trailer.
  • Do not exceed 62 mph (100 km/h) even if a country allows higher speeds under certain conditions.
  • Place loads as low as possible and central to the axle of your trailer. If you are towing with an unloaded vehicle, you should place the load in your trailer toward the front, within the maximum vertical load, as this gives the best stability. See Capacities and Specifications
  • The trailer vertical weight on the tow ball is essential for the driving stability of your vehicle and trailer.
  • The vertical weight on the tow ball should be at least 4% of the trailer weight and not exceed the maximum permissable weight. See Capacities and Specifications
  • Reduce speed immediately if the trailer shows any sign of swaying. See Trailer Sway Control
  • Use a low gear when descending a steep downhill gradient.

Note: The maximum permissible trailer vertical weight on the trailer identification plate is the trailer manufacturer's testing value. The vehicle maximum permissible trailer vertical weight may be lower.

The stability of your vehicle-to-trailer combination depends on the quality of the trailer.

Towing a trailer changes the handling characteristics of your vehicle and increases stopping distances. Adapt your speed and driving behavior according to the trailer load.

The gross train weight stated on the vehicle identification plate applies for road gradients up to 12% and altitudes up to 3,281 ft (1,000 m) when towing a trailer. In mountainous regions the engine performance decreases due to lower air density with increasing altitude. In high altitude regions above 3,281 ft (1,000 m), you should reduce the stipulated maximum permitted gross train weight by 10% for every additional 3,281 ft (1,000 m).

Note: Not all vehicles are suitable or approved to have a tow bar fitted. Ask an authorized dealer for more information.

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