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Old 06-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Is anyone towing a 2012 Lincoln Hybrid

I have a 2012 Lincoln Hybrid, I think it is the same as the Ford Fusion, my owner's manual says the hybrid is towable....just put in in Neutral, key in ACC and drive away, I have also asked my dealer about its tow ability, and he told me the same thing and marked the page in my owner manual. I have not yet decided on whose tow bar and base plate to use so I have not towed the car yet.
1. Is anyone towing a Ford Motor Co. Hybrid?
2. What make and model year?
3. Do you accumulate any miles when towing?
4. What tow set-up are you using? Blue Ox or Towmaster?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Yes I tow a 2012 mkz hybrid...blue ox base plate..tows great! VERY IMPORTANT you need a special aux brake system because you have full time electric assist brakes NOT VACUM assist. I use the special brake buddy system..now have two..traditional type for my Jeep..no milage when towing.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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I do have vacume

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Yes I tow a 2012 mkz hybrid...blue ox base plate..tows great! VERY IMPORTANT you need a special aux brake system because you have full time electric assist brakes NOT VACUM assist. I use the special brake buddy system..now have two..traditional type for my Jeep..no milage when towing.
MY QUESTION TO fORD MOTOR CO.;
: I purchased my 2012 MKZ Hybrid to tow behind a motorhome 4 wheels on ground; I need confirmation on the correct procedure: Place climate control system in recirculated air mode 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 Vehicle may be towed up to a speed of 75 mph Are there any other procedures that should be followed? Are there any fuses that should be pulled?Will miles be accumulated when towing?Does this car have vacuum assisted breaking system?
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Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company. My name is J and I'm from Ford's Customer Service Department.

Let me first congratulate you on the purchase of your 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. I'm sure you are enjoying your brand new vehicle.

I can see the reason why you purchased your vehicle is for recreational towing. The guidelines for recreational towing that you have outlined in your email is correct. In terms of fuses that should be removed, your Dealer would be in the best position to advise if there are any.

What I found in my resources is about transmission fluid. Recreational flat towing may require the transmission fluid to be set to a lower fluid level. This will prevent damage to the transmission. The transmission fluid level is within the normal operating range and will not require the transmission fluid level to be readjusted after recreational towing.

In reference to the braking system of your vehicle, your vehicle is equipped with vacuum-assisted active booster. The active brake booster uses vacuum supplied by an electric vacuum pump mounted on the engine when engine vacuum is unavailable. The active brake booster is similar to a conventional brake booster but with the addition of a brake booster (vacuum) solenoid, a brake booster travel sensor and a vacuum sensor.
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