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Old 05-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Does Odometer turn on 2011 Ford Edge?

We're looking at getting a 2011 Ford Edge AWD to tow. Just want to verify that the odometer does not work while it's being towed. The vehicle manual didn't address this issue. It just said to put the transmission in Neutral, turn the key to Accessory, run the motor for 5 minutes, then you're good to go.

Any suggestions or cautions about getting the Edge as a tow vehicle? We have a Jeep Liberty now and it's great but just a bit small.

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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We tow a 2010 Edge......a rear wheel drive, though. Before we got ours, I spoke with a man who said he had towed his Edge for 24,000 miles. We've put 10,000 miles on ours and the odometer doesn't move towing.

No fuses to pull, no switches to throw. It works precisely as advertised. Put in neutral, turn the key off as far as it will go........you can't pull the key out, so you'll need the other key to lock the car. When you stop, go start the car and let it run. Run it through all the gears. Put back in neutral and turn the key off again.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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hmm you may want to double check
a flex with AWD is not recommended for four down towing
the joint venture 6 speed was built to be four down towed, only in the FWD variants.

the FWD version in an edge is.
also edge has never been a rear wheel drive CUV

be safe check
https://www.fleet.ford.com/

under user guides and recreational towing

straight from the horses mouth.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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Looks like it can be towed 4 down but not on a dolly both Flex & Edge.
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hmm you may want to double check
a flex with AWD is not recommended for four down towing
the joint venture 6 speed was built to be four down towed, only in the FWD variants.

the FWD version in an edge is.
also edge has never been a rear wheel drive CUV

be safe check
https://www.fleet.ford.com/

under user guides and recreational towing

straight from the horses mouth.
You really need to check your own links before posting. The Flex, Edge, Explorer, Escape, MKS, MKT and MKX are all towable 4 down without modification. FWD, AWD. V6 and Ecoboost. Ford is supporting this market in a big way.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #6
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You really need to check your own links before posting. The Flex, Edge, Explorer, Escape, MKS, MKT and MKX are all towable 4 down without modification. FWD, AWD. V6 and Ecoboost. Ford is supporting this market in a big way.
yes the link changed, thats why i said read to be sure.
should have said WAS not vice is not, sorry *** happens

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Metric Conversion – To obtain information in kilograms, multiply
pounds by .45; to obtain information in kilometers, multiply miles by
1.6; to obtain information in centimeters, multiply feet by 30.48.
Individual vehicles have different
restrictions and towing procedures.
Contact your Dealer for complete
details. For safe operation, towed
vehicles (or dollies or trailers carrying
them) should be equipped with a
separate functional brake system.
Four-Wheel-Down Availability
(a) Maximum speed is 70 mph
(b) Maximum speed with manual transmission is 70 mph
(c) All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly
(d) Maximum speed with automatic transmission is 65 mph
(e) Maximum speed with automatic transmission is 75 mph
(f) Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly rotary control in 2-high position and transmission in NEUTRAL
(with 4x4 only)
(g) Manual transmission in NEUTRAL (with 4x2 or 4x4) (max speed is 55 mph)
(h) Only with manual shift 4x4 vehicles, not Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly or 4x2 vehicles. Manual transfer case
shifted into NEUTRAL
If your vehicle configuration is not listed in the chart above,
then it’s not available for Four-Wheel-Down towing.

2011 Cars Manual Transmission / Automatic Transmission
Fiesta Yes (a) Yes (a)
Focus Yes No
Fusion/Milan 2.5L/3.0L (FWD/AWD) Yes (b) Yes (c)(d)
Fusion/Milan/MKZ Hybrid (FWD) N/A Yes (d)
Taurus/MKS (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (c)(d)
2011 Crossovers
Flex/MKT (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (c)(d)
Edge/MKX (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (c)(d)
2011 Trucks and SUVs
Escape/Mariner I4 (FWD/4WD) Yes (b) Yes (c)(d)
Escape/Mariner V6 (FWD/4WD) N/A Yes (c)(d)
Escape/Mariner Hybrid (FWD/4WD) N/A Yes (c)(e)
Ranger Yes (f)(g) No
Explorer (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (c)(d)
F-150 4x4 N/A Yes (h)
F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty 4x4 N/A Yes (h)
Towing a Vehicle
Behind Your Motorhome
With All Four Wheels Down
“Four-Wheel-Down” Towing
Many motorhome owners prefer the practicality of having
another vehicle along when they travel. In fact, towing
another vehicle behind the motorhome has become more
and more popular in recent years. Furthermore, many of
those who want to tow another vehicle prefer one that
can be easily towed without a dolly or trailer. The car and
truck models shown in the chart at right can be towed
with all four wheels down. For safe operation, towed
vehicles (or dollies or trailers carrying them) should be
equipped with a separate functional brake system. See
page 27 and back cover for additional brake information.
Note: Some aftermarket camper centers offer kits which
may allow vehicles with automatic transmissions to be
flat-towed. Check your new vehicle Warranty Guide, as
this could void the warranty of your vehicle.
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Yes.....a front wheel drive.....my bad.....and yes you can tow it.
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I'm a little late with a reply. We have a 2011 Edge Limited we tow. No, the mileage doesn't record when towing.
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Looks like it can be towed 4 down but not on a dolly both Flex & Edge.
Not on a dolly? Where did you hear this?
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The Edge, all versions can be towed four down. The AWD cannot be towed on a dolly. You could tow the FWD on a dolly provided the front wheels are the ones on the dolly.
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The Edge, all versions can be towed four down. The AWD cannot be towed on a dolly. You could tow the FWD on a dolly provided the front wheels are the ones on the dolly.
That was my understanding as well...I just didn't read it that way.
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Does Odometer turn on 2011 Ford Edge

Just had the 2011 EDGE (fwd auto) base plate installed. Have been told on this blog that another EDGE owner had battery drain problems when towing. I E-mailed FORD and was expecting an answer in 2 days was the reply. Still waiting. anyone else have battery problems when towing??
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We read some posts about that also, so when we had the base plate installed, we had them run a direct line from the motorhome battery to the Edge. We've towed it 3 times now, the longest trip was about 4 hours. No problems towing it. No real difference from when our Jeep Liberty was back there.

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Just make sure everything is turned off. I towed 4w down from Washington DC to Kansas City...no problems whatsoever.
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