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Is A 2009 Ford Flex FWD Towable?


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#1 HarryTh

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

It may be that I am on slow dial up but I can't open 2009 towables.  Could someone see if a 2009 Ford Flex FWD is towable 4 wheels down?

 

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#2 kaypsmith

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

Here is what I found from another web site, when I searched for Fordflex fwd.
Hope it helps.
Kay
 
pg 249

RECREATIONAL TOWING
Follow these guidelines for your specific powertrain combination to tow
your vehicle for personal travel (such as behind a motor home or a
truck).
In case of roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, please refer to
Wrecker towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
These guidelines are designed to prevent damage to your vehicle.
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles:
Tow your Front Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground
or with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly. If you are
using a tow dolly follow the instructions specified by the equipment
provider.
All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles:
Tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or
with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Do
not tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with the front wheels off
the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the
ground. This will cause damage to your AWD system. If you are using a
vehicle transport trailer, follow the instruction specified by the
equipment provider.
Note: If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, follow
these instructions:
• Tow only in the forward direction.
• Release the parking brake.
• Place the transmission shift lever in (N) Neutral.
• Place the ignition in the accessory position (refer to Starting in the
Driving chapter).
• Do not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h)
• Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning
of each day and at each fuel stop.
2009 Flex

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#3 Walt2137

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:12 PM

Yes its towable just follow the instructions in your owners manual and be sure to hook up a charge line from your coach chassis battery to the Flex battery or you could experience a low or dead battery, I bought Roadmaster Brackets and Brakemaster brackets to tow my Wifes 2011 Flex when we bought it in 2011 without checking with her first and was informed that she did not want that junk on the front of her car and we had already gave our Honda Element to a Granddaughter, the only soulition was to buy another Toad. I still have the Roadmaster Brackets in my shed.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:02 PM

Just a word of caution, Ford has literally re-written their manuals on both the Focus and Fusion models stating they  no longer recommend them for four wheel down towing. 

 

I would want to hear from someone that is/has towed one before making that investment. 

 

JMHO.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Just a word of caution, Ford has literally re-written their manuals on both the Focus and Fusion models stating they  no longer recommend them for four wheel down towing. 
 
I would want to hear from someone that is/has towed one before making that investment. 
 
JMHO.


Jim Ford had a problem with the 6F35 trans that is in the Escape and other small Ford vehicles there is no problem with the 09 to 14 ford Flex trans.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

All I was suggesting, Walt, is get some information from someone that has actually towed one succesfully.


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