General Info


If the car needs to be towed, call a professional towing
service. Never tow the car behind another car with just
a rope or chain. It is very dangerous.
There are three widely used methods of towing a car:
Flat-bed Equipment —The operator loads the car on the
back of a truck. This is the only recommended way of
towing the NSX & NSX-T.
Wheel Lift Equipment—The tow truck driver uses two
pivoting arms which go under the tires (front or rear) and
lift them off the ground. The other two wheels remain
on the ground. This towing method is not recommend-
ed. Because of the NSX & NSX-T’s low ground clearance,
the body can be damaged going over large bumps or up
Sling-type Equipment—The tow truck uses metal chains
with hooks on the ends. These hooks go around parts
of the frame or suspension and the cables lift that end
of the car off the ground. Damage to the car’s suspen-
sion and body is almost certain if this method of towing
is attempted.
If the NSX & NSX-T cannot be towed by flat-bed, it
should be towed with the rear wheels off the ground.
If, due to damage, the car must be towed with the rear
wheels on the ground, do the following:
Manual Transmission
• Release the parking brake
• Shift the transmission to Neutral
Automatic Transmission
• Release the parking brake
• Start the engine
• Shift to position, then to position
• Turn off the engine
• Improper towing preparation will damage the trans-
mission. Follow the above procedure exactly. The car
must be towed on a flat bed if the engine will not start
or the transmission will not shift.
• It is best to tow the car no farther than 50 miles (80
km), and keep the speed below 35 mph (55 km/h).
• Trying to lift or tow the car by the bumpers will cause
serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to sup-
port the car’s weight.