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Did GM forget to put a recovery hook on these cars?

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I was looking around under the car and there is not much to hook to if for some reason you ever get stuck or go off the road in the winter (Minnesota).

I'm surprised GM did not put a recovery hook in the rear.
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I actually thought the same thing about the front, with the bumper plastic so low it seems where ever they hook to underneath the car will do possible damage to the bumpers. I think in the rear one would just hook to the main axle beam but would have to look if this would interfere with the zlink.
 

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on my cruze, the tow is not attached to the car and is kept together with the tire iron.

here is the tow which you need to screw when needed. note the thread on one end.


below are pix of where the tow is to be attached when needed.

front facia :
you need to remove that parallelogram shaped cap in the picture which is actually just a cover, once the cover is removed, you can see under there where you screw the tow.


rear facia - located on the right side - remove cap to access where the tow is to be attached.
 

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My car does NOT have those cut outs. What yr is yours? USA car? I cant see your location on the phone app.

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Our US-spec Cruzes do not have those cutouts. I don't think I even have that tow hook since mine doesn't have a spare tire or jack.
 

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Let's just hope if we ever do need a tow we have pros towing us haha which will be hard to find in my town.

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Hillbilly deluxe with big pick-em up trucks!!!
Pretty much haha Mae roll backs with stupid drivers

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Why did they drop this for USA cars?

That sucks.

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