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Old 09-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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I need help! - Towing a Honda Civic

I need to hear from someone who is towing a automatic transmission Honda Civic LX that is a 2011 or 2012. I know you can tow a CRV and you can tow a fit. Please, if you are towing a CIVIC , let me know your results. I have talked to Blue Ox and Remco and they say it is OK, but I would like to hear from someone that is actually doing it.
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Hi!

I don't know, but maybe this response will "bump" your question to the active column where a Civic owner might see it...

Good luck!

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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Same platform as the CRV a few years back (according to the Honda dealer I P/T for) but Honda will not warranty it. Wish I could help you. We would buy a new Element if they would warranty that as well. :(
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Never had a Honda --but it's been discussed before, Honda had specific procedures for flat (4 wheels down) towing in owners manual. (involved pulling a fuse and a routine with the transmission selector as I remember)
They then removed that section from the manuals....
Good discussion here: Honda Tow Car

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Never had a Honda --but it's been discussed before, Honda had specific procedures for flat (4 wheels down) towing in owners manual. (involved pulling a fuse and a routine with the transmission selector as I remember)
They then removed that section from the manuals....
Good discussion here: Honda Tow Car

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But they only warranty the CR-V's and Fits from 2005 on although the 2005 Pilot was added later, but nothing else.
Honda's towing procedure does not include pulling a fuse.
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I tow a Honda 2011 CRV LX. The owners manual says it is towable 4 down but you have to run it (three minutes) through the gears before towing and have it in drive last then neutral. The Honda manual says damage can occur if the last gear it was in was reverse before towing. I towed it from Oregon to Maine to Key West and back home & a lot of places in between - about 11000 miles. The only problem is the Honda battery does not hold a charge for more than a day or so if using a Brake Buddy - radio and heater fan in off position. The is a fuse you can pull but it is under the dash and not easy to access. In my experience it is like many others easy to tow.
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Hello again!

Looks like nobody here's towing a Civic- or if they are, they haven't seen your question!
You might try posting your question at the Honda Civic owner's forum- surely somebody there can give you some info...
Here's the link Honda Civic Forum

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It may be ok with Remco, but it's not ok with Honda. Towing a 2011-2012 Civic would invalidate the warranty as far as transmission damage is concerned, so it is unlikely that any owners are doing so yet. Once the warranty is over, maybe somebody will experiment.
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Hey!

Pays to watch the links offered at the bottom of the page...
Here's another "can I tow-a-Civic" discussion; it's a few years old, but interesting!
Towing a 2006-2007 Honda Civic

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Hello again!

Looks like nobody here's towing a Civic- or if they are, they haven't seen your question!
You might try posting your question at the Honda Civic owner's forum- surely somebody there can give you some info...
Here's the link Honda Civic Forum

Good luck!

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Thank you. I will try that.
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I need to hear from someone who is towing a automatic transmission Honda Civic LX that is a 2011 or 2012. I know you can tow a CRV and you can tow a fit. Please, if you are towing a CIVIC , let me know your results. I have talked to Blue Ox and Remco and they say it is OK, but I would like to hear from someone that is actually doing it.
Ask Blue Ox and Remco if they will pay for a new transmission if you follow their advice and ruin the transmission. Remco used to sell an almost worthless "warranty". Cost was $400, it only paid $2000 at max, good for only 50,000 miles too. If they still offer it ask them if they're licensed to sell insurance policies in your state.
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