Roof molding and crossbar (if equipped)



For cargo carrying purposes, the roof molding must be used together with a roof crossbar kit and the appropriate carrying attachment.

Otherwise, damage to the roof or paint or a dangerous road hazard due to loss of cargo could result.

When using the roof crossbar kit, make sure that the total weight of the crossbars, carrying attachments and cargo does not exceed the maximum load limit.

Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle and create a safety hazard.

Cargo can be carried after securing the roof crossbar kit to the roof molding and installing the appropriate carrying attachments.

When installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar kit and a carrying attachments, never exceed the maximum load limit as explained below. You should also be careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Refer to the “Loading your vehicle” section in this chapter for information on loading cargo into or onto your vehicle. The maximum load limit of the cargo, crossbars and carrying attachments must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg). Place the heaviest load at the bottom, nearest the roof, and evenly distribute the cargo. Always properly secure all cargo.

Installing carrying attachments on the crossbars

When installing any carrying attachments such as a bike carrier, ski carrier, kayak carrier, cargo basket, etc. on the crossbars, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and make sure that the attachments are securely fixed to the crossbars. Use only attachments designed specifically for the crossbars. The maximum load limit of the cargo, crossbars and carrying attachments must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg).

Before operating the vehicle, make sure that the cargo is properly secured on the attachments.


Remember that the vehicle’s center of gravity is altered with the weight of the load on the roof, thus affecting the driving characteristics.

Drive carefully. Avoid rapid starts, hard cornering and abrupt stops. Crosswind effects will be increased.

Removal and installation of the crossbars

Each of the two roof moldings has two

Each of the two roof moldings has two mounting points for crossbars. Each mounting point is fitted with a cover. Use a screwdriver to remove the covers. When installing the crossbars on the roof molding, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.