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Towing Honda With Automatic Transmission
Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:44 PM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:55 AM
2004 Beaver Marquis
Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:17 AM
If it wasn't followed part of the transmission could be left in reverse and that could cause damage.
In 2006 as I recall Honda no longer allowed 4 down towing of most of their models.
The speculation is that enough people did not follow the procedure and there were so many resultant warranty claims that Honda decided to no longer allow it. I haven't seen that confirmed however and they still allow some models to be towed - CR-V,CR-V 4WD, and the Fit.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), katie & Kelli (cats)
Full timer domiciled in SD for 11 years. Now snow birds with a house in western CO
2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N - Workhorse chassis
Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:45 AM
Honda said don't tow but its working good for now.
I plan to keep an eye on my transmission fluid color and continue to follow the towing procedures Honda recommended from years ago.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:39 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:28 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:33 PM
I have been towing a 2007 Honda Pilot, 2wheel drive, for over 2000 miles. I follow the system that Honda recommended for towing prior to 2006. So far so good.
Ditto on my 2008 CRV
Mine has the Nav system, so I cobbled up a switch with a 7.5amp fuse and 'plugged it into the fuse block #38 (I think that's the number) ck the Honda manual.
2006 36' Monaco Cayman
"On the Road Again"
Posted 12 September 2011 - 12:37 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:54 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:03 PM
Do this when you stop or at least every 300 miles. I always start out the morning with the run - shift procedure.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:57 PM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:26 AM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:43 PM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:31 PM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:03 PM
I traded in my 1996 Accord with auto transmission, that had been towed approx 120k, with no problems.
Just follow the towing recommendations.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:16 PM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:53 PM
My owner's manual for our 1995 Honda Pilot has very detailed, specific instructions for preparing the transmission for towing. It does not say to run the vehicle with the transmission in Drive for 3 minutes. What it does say is to start the vehicle in Park, shift to neutral, then shift through all forward gears, then shift back to neutral, then let the vehicle idle with transmission in neutral for 3 minutes before shutting off the engine.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:45 PM
We pulled our 2 wheel drive 2006 model over 8500 miles this summer, no problems whatsoever. We follow the recommended predeparture procedure by checklist, and we will do the same at every rest stop, or Labrador break. Change trans fluid (easy to do or $60 at dealer) per schedule and do the above and you should have no problems.
Element and CRV have notorious OEM undersized battery, so a battery cutoff switch is recommended, on the POS post if you are going to install a breakaway system.
We tow behind a Tiffin 42 tag axle and she doesn't even know the little Honda (3400 lbs.) is there.
Clear Lake Shores, TX
Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:28 AM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:21 AM
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