Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Towing The Vehicle


On rear wheel drive vehicles, the car can be flat-towed safely (with the transmission in Neutral) from the front at speeds of 20 mph or less. The car must either be towed with the rear wheels off the ground or the driveshaft disconnected if: towing speeds are to be over 20 mph, or towing distance is over 50 miles, or transmission or rear axle problems exist.

When towing the car on its front wheels, the steering wheel must be secured in a straight-ahead position and the steering column unlocked. Tire-to-ground clearance should not exceed 6" during towing.

On all models there are towing hooks under the vehicle to attach tow hooks. If any question concerning towing are in doubt, check with the "Towing Procedure Manual" at your local Datsun/Nissan dealer.