For recovery, the car is taken away with the help of another vehicle.

Call a recovery service for recovery assistance.

The towing eye can be used to pull the car up onto a recovery vehicle with a flatbed platform.

If the car is equipped with air suspension*, this must be disabled before the car is raised. Deactivating the function via the centre display.
Press iCup-2037-Settings symbol.
Select Driving.
Select to activate or deactivate air suspension.

The car's position and ground clearance determine whether it is possible to pull it up onto a flatbed platform. If the slope of the recovery vehicle's ramp is too steep, or if the ground clearance under the car is inadequate, then the car may be damaged if you try to pull it up. The car should then be lifted using the recovery vehicle's lifting device.


No one/nothing is allowed to remain behind the recovery vehicle while the car pulled up onto the flatbed platform.


The towing eye is only designed for towing on roads - not for pulling the car unstuck or out of a ditch. Call a recovery service for recovery assistance.


Note that the car must always be transported with the wheels rolling forward.

Cars with all-wheel drive* recovered with front wheels raised must not be towed at a speed above 70 km/h (40 mph) or for a distance longer than 50 km (30 miles).

  1. * Option/accessory.