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Is it safe to tow a 4WD Tundra on its front wheels when 4WD is not engaged?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by jquincy, May 16, 2018.

  1. May 16, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    jquincy

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    I just had my 2018 Tundra 4WD illegally towed in my parking lot outside where I live. They did a reverse tow and had my front two wheels on the ground. Is there anything I need to be concerned about? (front differential, transfer case, drive shaft, etc)

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. May 16, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Ouch that sucks to hear man I’m no expert but I would definitely get it checked out by the dealer
     
  3. May 16, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Check page 543 of owners manual - Rollbakc is the only approved way unless dolly is used.
     
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  4. May 16, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    I just dropped it off at the dealership. They're checking the whole system. Thanks for y'all's input.
     
  5. May 16, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Hope all goes well I had a tow truck rip my front bumper off my gt500 years ago needless to say they paid for every single screw that had to replaced
     
  6. May 16, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    For my 2015, per the owner's manual:

    4WD models: Be sure to transport the
    vehicle with all four wheels raised off the
    ground. If the vehicle is towed with the
    tires contacting the ground, the drivetrain
    or related parts may be damaged.

    Do you know how far it was towed?
     
  7. May 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    How far did they tow it?
     
  8. May 16, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 I'M GOIN' OFF THE RAILS ON A CRAZY TRAIN

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    Why were you illegaly towed?
     
  9. May 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    It's about 6-8 miles from my apartment to their impound lot depending on the route they took.
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    I'm a resident at the complex and parked in parallel spot (that I've been parking in for the past 9 months with this truck and my old Sequoia) with my bed extending past the line about 3 feet (the space behind me is not a parking spot). There is no assigned parking or even parking permits. Claimed I was double parked and obstructing other vehicles. Earlier that afternoon, I had a note on my windshield threatening to tow my truck and being the stubborn hard headed guy I am, I didn't move my truck, but I did take photos just in case. In hindsight, I should've just moved my truck.

    Photo 1 - 3 ft from the car parked in front of me:

    Photo 2 - Not blocking walkway or other vehicles behind me

    Photo 3 - ample space behind me (which isn't even a parking spot).
     
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  11. May 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    They should get the ass hat in front of you for crowding the edge of the spot. You would look like a dick if you pulled up on his ass. And they probably wouldn’t even move their car to get stuff out of their trunk they would just lean on your truck. Sounds like somebody has it out for you.
     
  12. May 16, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    Yeah that asshat in front way too close or maybe over, sorry that happens, if they keep dropping notes, move
     
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  13. May 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    Probably just envious of your awesome truck:transformer:
     
  14. May 16, 2018 at 12:56 PM
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    Scumbags
     
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  15. May 18, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Update: Got my truck back from the dealership this evening and they didn't find anything wrong with it. I feel like I dodged a big bullet on that one.

    Ended up getting a refund from the towing company as my property manager complained to them on my behalf. Turns out one of the other building owners was the one who called to get it towed. Good thing I will be moving out of this place in 2 weeks. Thank you all for your input!
     
  16. May 18, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    Glad you escaped without any damage!
     
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