1. Attachments are working again! Check out this thread for more details and to report any other bugs.

Does anyone know....

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by scudmonster, May 5, 2012.

  1. scudmonster

    scudmonster New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    31
    5
    0
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    On the front of the C there is a small, slightly slanted square area/panel just to the left of the grill (looking at it from the front). Does anyone know what that is? They actually include it on the exterior drawing of the car in the owner's manual, but they don't identify it. My husband wants to try to pry it open. That's a bad idea, right?!!
     
  2. moezer2112

    moezer2112 Futurist

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    115
    50
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    Its where you a attach a screw in eyelet and can connect to a towing winch to pull the auto from being stuck (or any other time you'd need the car pulled)
     
    2 people like this.
  3. El Dobro

    El Dobro A Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    6,978
    3,213
    1
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    Other Electric Vehicle
    Model:
    N/A
    Check the spare and there should be a towing eyelet in with the tools.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. fuzzy1

    fuzzy1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    17,317
    10,167
    90
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Vehicle:
    Other Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    If it is the same as the liftback, then an eyelet was actually in place to secure the car during its Pacific cruise. The eyelet was removed and cover panel pushed in place at the U.S. port.

    Three years ago we has some pictures of cars waiting at the the port in Japan, with eyelets sticking out of the front bumpers.
     
  5. ewaboy

    ewaboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    693
    205
    0
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Thanks!! I was looking at the spare and the tool kit and wondered what the heck the eyelet thing with the threads is.:)

    Took my friend, reading the manual, to find where the jack is - under the driver's seat - in a box.;)