Mazda CX-3: Emergency Towing / Tiedown Hooks (Some models)

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / If Trouble Arises / Emergency Towing / Tiedown Hooks (Some models)

CAUTION

Do not use the front tiedown eyelet for towing the vehicle.

They have been designed only for securing the vehicle to a transport vessel during shipping.

Using the eyelet for any other purpose could result in the vehicle being damaged.

Tiedown Hook-Front

  1. Remove the tiedown eyelet and the lug wrench from the luggage compartment.
  2. Wrap a jack lever or similar tool with a soft cloth to prevent damage to a painted bumper, and open the cap located on the front bumper.

    Mazda CX-3. Tiedown Hooks (Some models)

    CAUTION

    Do not use excessive force as it may damage the cap or scratch the painted bumper surface.

    NOTE

    Remove the cap completely and store it so as not to lose it.

  3. Securely install the tiedown eyelet using the lug wrench.

    Mazda CX-3. Tiedown Hooks (Some models)

  4. Hook the tying rope to the tiedown eyelet.

CAUTION

If the tiedown eyelet is not securely tightened, it may loosen or disengage from the bumper when tying the vehicle. Make sure that the tiedown eyelet is securely tightened to the bumper.

Tiedown Hook-Rear

The hook positioned under the rear bumper on the right side is for tying down the vehicle during transport, and it cannot be used for towing other vehicles. It can be used as a towing hook only when the vehicle must be towed by another vehicle in an emergency case such as when the vehicle is stuck in snow, however, it may damage the bumper.

Mazda CX-3. Tiedown Hooks (Some models)

CAUTION

When using the hook in such emergency cases, observe the following so as not to damage the tiedown hook or the vehicle body.

  • The vehicle must be pulled straight to the rear so that no load is applied to the vehicle in the lateral direction.
  • The bumper may be damaged if the tie down hook is used as a towing hook.
  • When using a metal chain or wire cable, wrap a cloth around the attachment area. If the metal chain or wire cable contacts the bumper directly, the bumper could be scratched or damaged.

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