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Crossbars should remain equally spaced or parallel at
any luggage rack position for proper function. Non-
compliance could result in damage to the luggage rack,
cargo and/or vehicle.
To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 150 lbs
(68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as
possible and secure the load appropriately.
Long loads which extend over the windshield, such as
wood panels or surfboards, or loads with large frontal
area should be secured to both the front and rear of the
Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof rack.
Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby truck
traffic, can add sudden upward lift to loads. This is
especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in
personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof
Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171