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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 19, 2007, 10:06 am

No, it's not safety reasons at all.  The owner's manual is quite clear:  
it's to avoid damage to the rear area as you pull up the front of the

Posted by Miwaku on March 18, 2007, 11:34 pm

Yes, you can. You have to do it on a platform, all four wheels off the
ground. There's a tow hook under the storage bin in the back that
screws into that hole in the front left of your bumper. Happened to me
a few months back when my ECU died.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 19, 2007, 10:05 am

No, just the front wheels.

Read the owner's manual.  It's quite clear on the subject.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on March 19, 2007, 10:04 am

Front wheels up is the ONLY way you may tow a Prius except in an
absolute emergency (and then only very slowly, for a very short
distance, with a driver behind the wheel, with the rest of the car in
good shape).

Posted by Marilyn & Bob on March 19, 2007, 5:17 pm

That is a matter of definition.  Your statement is correct only if you
consider 4 wheels off the ground (such as on a flatbed) not towing.  After
all, the car arrives on a vehicle transporter, not driven or two wheel

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