2021 Audi A4 / S4 — Owner's Manual – Page #272

Posted on 12 Oct, 2020
Model: 2021 Audi A4 / S4
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Emergency
assistance
Tow
bar
and
towing
cable
The
vehicle
can
be
towed
with
a
tow
bar
or
tow-
ing
cable.
Both
drivers
should
be
familiar
with
the
special
considerations
when
towing,
especial-
ly
when
using
a
towing
cable.
Always
make
sure
the
traction
force
does
not
ex-
ceed
the
permitted
level
and there
are
no
shock
loading
conditions.
There
is
always
the
risk
of
the
coupling
becoming
overloaded
when
driving
off-
road.
For
the
most
safety
and
security,
drive
with
a
tow
bar.
You
should
use
a
towing
cable
only
if
a
tow
bar
is
not
available.
Use
a
towing
cable
made
of
synthetic
elastic
cable
similar
elastic
material.
ZA\
WARNING
Towing
highly
increases
the
risk
of
an acci-
dent,
for
example
from
colliding
with
the
towing
vehicle.
To
reduce
the
risk
of
an
accident,
do
not
al-
low
anyone
to
remain
inside
the
vehicle
when
it
is
being
transported
by
a
tow
truck
or
a
special
transporter.
@)
Note
If
normal
towing
is
not
possible,
for
exam-
ple
if
the
transmission
is
faulty
or
if
the
towing
distance
is
greater
than
30
miles
(50
km),
then
transport
the
vehicle
on
a
special
carrier.
If
the
vehicle
is
towed
by
a
tow
truck
at
the
axle
that
is
not
permitted,
this
can
cause
se-
vere
damage
to
the
transmission.
The
vehicle
must
not
be
tow
started
for
technical
reasons.
G)
Tips
If
the
power
supply
is
interrupted,
then
it
will
not
be
possible
to
move
the
selector
lever
out
of
the
"P"
position.
The
parking
lock
must
be
released
using
the
emergency
release
before
towing
the
vehicle
=>
page
100.
Switch
Audi
pre
sense*
off
>
page
146
when
loading
the
vehicle
onto
a
vehicle
carrier,
train, ship,
or
other
type
of
transportation,
270
or
when
towing
the
vehicle.
This
can
prevent
an
undesired
intervention
from
the
pre
sense*
system.
Follow
the
local
legal
regulations
for
tow-
ing.
Read
and
follow
the
important
information
under
=>
page
269.
Preparations
>
Only
secure
the
towing
cable
or
tow
bar
at
the
designated
towing
loop
>
page
271.
>
Make
sure
the
towing
cable
is
not
twisted.
Oth-
erwise
it
could
disconnect
from
the
towing
loop
while
towing.
>
Switch
the
emergency
flashers
on
in
both
vehicles
>
page
53.
However,
do
not
do
this
if
it
prohibited
by
law.
Towing
vehicle
(front)
>
Only
start
to
drive
when
the
towing
cable
is
taut.
>
Press
the
brake
pedal
very
carefully.
>
Avoid
sudden
braking
or
driving
maneuvers.
Vehicle
being
towed
(rear)
»
Make
sure
the
ignition
is
switched
on
so
that
the
steering
wheel
is
not
locked
and
so
that you
can use
the
turn
signals,
the
horn,
and
the
windshield
wipers
if
needed
>
A\.
>
Switching
it
off
before
the
vehicle
has
stopped
may
impair
the
function
of
the
brake
booster
and
power
steering.
You
would
then
need
to
use
more
force
to
steer
and
brake
the
vehicle.
>
Release
the
parking
brake
>
page
106.
>
Select
the
“N”
selector
lever
position.
>
Make
sure
the
towing
cable
is
always
taut.
ZA\
WARNING
Never
tow
a
vehicle
using
a
tow
bar
or
tow-
ing
cable
if
the
vehicle
does
not
have
electri-
cal
power.
If
the
vehicle
runs
out
of
power
while
it
is
being
towed,
stop
towing
the
vehicle
imme-
diately
and
consult
an
authorized
Audi
deal-
er
or
qualified
repair
facility.

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