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Thank you for contacting Saturn and for your interest in the 2008 VUE XR! We appreciate the time you have taken to write us.
Our resources show that the 2008 VUE XR can be towed with all for wheels on the ground. The 2008 VUE owner's manual on pages 4-40 to 4-41 states the following:
Front-wheel-drive vehicles may be dinghy towed from the front. These vehicles may also be towed by putting the front wheels on a dolly. See Dolly Towing.
All-wheel-drive vehicles with a six-speed automatic transmission can be dinghy towed from the front. You can also tow these vehicles by placing them on a platform trailer with all four wheels off the ground. These vehicles cannot be towed using a dolly. For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components.
To tow your vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the ground:
1. Position and attach the vehicle to tow it behind the recreational vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ACCESSORY.
3. Turn fog lamps and all accessories off.
Notice: If you tow your vehicle without performing each of the steps listed under Dinghy Towing, you could damage the automatic transmission. Be sure to follow all steps of the dinghy towing procedure prior to and after towing your vehicle.
Notice: If your vehicle has a four-speed automatic transmission, it can be dinghy towed from the front for unlimited miles at 65 mph (105 km/h). If you exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while towing your vehicle, it could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Never exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while towing your vehicle.
Once you have reached your destination:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to PARK (P).
3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key from the ignition.
Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage the transmission. Be sure that the transmission fluid is at the proper level before towing with all four wheels on the ground.
Notice: Dont tow a vehicle with the front drive wheels on the ground if one of the front tires is a compact spare tire. Towing with two different tire sizes on the front of the vehicle can cause severe damage to the transmission.
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