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How should it be towed?

A: While it’s hoped this never happens to you,...

While it’s hoped this never happens to you, there’s a chance that you may have to have your car towed at some point during your ownership. There are a couple of important pointers to understand with the towing process.

  • Front-Wheel Drive: If your car is front-wheel drive, do not tow it flat (with all wheels on the ground). The best option is to use a flatbed, but you can also use a dolly or another method to get the front wheels off the ground.

  • All-Wheel Drive: If your car is all-wheel drive, it cannot be towed with all four wheels on the ground. The only option for an all-wheel drive being towed is to use a flatbed or another towing method that gets all the wheels off the ground.

Tips

  • Towing an all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive Fusion with all four wheels on the ground will result in damage to the transmission.

  • Your car is NOT designed to be towed behind an RV.

  • Note that your car is not designed to tow a trailer, either. Towing any type of load with your car can damage the transmission.

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