have a major effect on vehicle handling and
Therefore, note the following when loading
▷ Do not exceed the approved roof/axle
loads and the approved gross vehicle
▷ Be sure that adequate clearance is main‐
tained for tilting and opening the glass
▷ Distribute the roof load uniformly.
▷ The roof load should not extend past the
▷ Always place the heaviest pieces on the
▷ Secure the roof luggage firmly, e.g., using
▷ Do not let objects project into the opening
path of the tailgate.
▷ Drive cautiously and avoid sudden acceler‐
ation and braking maneuvers. Take corners
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