For all wishing to tow the 2012 Ford Fusion SE I would like to advise you that you cannot tow this vehicle with all 4 wheels down. We unfortunately learned the hard way. When we bought the vehicle in Nov of 2012 we asked the question several times to ensure we could tow the vehicle. The manual said we could as well as the Key Product Specifications. Well, Ford printed a 3rd version of the owners manual and did not send owners a copy or any notification that we could not tow this vehicle. The new owner manual reads "FRONT WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES CAN NOT BE FLAT TOWED (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND) AS VEHICLE OR TRANSMISSION DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
This has now cost us dearly since we paid to have the Fusion set up with the Blue Ox system and the cost of the vehicle. We also purchase a vehicle that could be towed to the tune of $12,000. And, now it will cost us to put the Blue Ox system on the new vehicle so we can tow it (another $2800 dollars).
Being retired and on a budget this was not what we wanted to do. Bottom line we are out big bucks and to only make it right we had to do what we had to do so we could travel.
Please consider this as advisory information and hopefully the same thing will not happen to someone else.
Ron & Jo