Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Towing recommended by NISSAN
Never tow CVT models with the front wheels on the ground or 4 wheels on the ground (forward or backward), as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the rear wheels raised always use towing dollies under the front wheels.
When towing with the front wheels on towing dollies:
- Place the ignition switch in the OFF position, and secure the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a rope or similar device.
- Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
When towing CVT models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dollies): Always release the parking brake.
When towing CVT models with the front wheels on the ground, dollies must be used or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck.