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Old 07-21-2016, 06:10 AM   #1
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2014 Edge key on or off

Towing a 2014 Ford Edge FWD 3.7 Auto. Trans. all four wheels down. Stated in the owners manual is to leave the ignition key in the accessory B position, in order to move the transmission into neutral I must first move the key to the accessory C position.
After placing the transmission in neutral I can move the key back to the A position and the vehicle is now in neutral (it can be rolled) everything is off and the steering wheel does not lock on this model. Local Ford dealer is sticking to what is in the manual.
Also, the vehicle is not equipped with the collision avoidance system.

Anyone know why I need to have the key left in the B position?
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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Towing a 2014 Ford Edge FWD 3.7 Auto. Trans. all four wheels down. Stated in the owners manual is to leave the ignition key in the accessory B position, in order to move the transmission into neutral I must first move the key to the accessory C position.
After placing the transmission in neutral I can move the key back to the A position and the vehicle is now in neutral (it can be rolled) everything is off and the steering wheel does not lock on this model. Local Ford dealer is sticking to what is in the manual.
Also, the vehicle is not equipped with the collision avoidance system.
Anyone know why I need to have the key left in the B position?
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Why would you not do as the manual states?
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We have a 2013 edge same engine and only fwd. it is in the manual. You turn the key counter-clockwise to stop. It will not allow a full turn off because the shifter latch is still unlocked since it is in neutral. It's by design no work-around.

The manual also states to start the vehicle every ~4 hours of towing. This is required more for the battery than anything, as all the electronics is not turned off.

Run a proper charge line from the coach to the edge. It will keep the battery from being drained by the electronics and the auxiliary braking system that should be installed.

14,000 miles plus towing ours with no issues. All we do when we stop for 30 minutes or more is put it in park, turn key to full off, remove key and lock it. Have gone as long as 2 days without starting it.

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We have a 2013 edge same engine and only fwd. it is in the manual. You turn the key counter-clockwise to stop. It will not allow a full turn off because the shifter latch is still unlocked since it is in neutral. It's by design no work-around.
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Is counter-clockwise to stop "key position accessory B" or "key position accessory C"?
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Thanks Bill, this was the first time out towing the Edge. I was puzzled by how far the key could be rotated back past the B position. It was after I posed the question I realized that the key would return to just short of being able to remove it. Anyway great tow vehicle, using a lock out key instead of the diode included key.
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