Is it safe to have my rear-wheel drive automatic car towed?

I have a Jaguar S-Type 2.7-litre diesel automatic. In event of a breakdown, which seems quite likely, is it possible to tow this car without causing damage to the transmission?

Asked on 28 November 2018 by henry taylor

Answered by Alan Ross
Given that the car is rear wheel drive then no, it should not be towed (even with the front wheels of the ground). It will need to be flat-bedded or the rear propshaft removed. The driver's handbook should have information about being towed
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