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Old 10-01-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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Towing a 2013 Cadillac SRX

We are contemplating flat towing a 2013 Caddy SRX. Dealer says that the car can be towed without any damage to the transmission. Has anyone towed a SRX and are there any difficulties?
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What does the owners manual say?
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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Page 10-86 says it can be towed but there is a procedure to be followed..
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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. . . . and the procedure would be??

Dinghy Towing
Front-wheel
drive and

all-wheel-drive vehicles may be
dinghy towed from the front. These
vehicles can also be towed by
placing them on a platform trailer
with all four wheels off of the
ground. For other towing options,
see
Dolly Towingfollowing in this

section.
Notice:
If 105 km/h (65 mph) is

exceeded while towing the
vehicle, it could be damaged.
Never exceed 105 km/h (65 mph)
while towing the vehicle.
For vehicles being dinghy towed,
the vehicle should be run at the
beginning of each day and at each
RV fuel stop for about five minutes.
This will ensure proper lubrication of
transmission components.
To tow the vehicle from the front
with all four wheels on the ground:
1. Position the vehicle that will be
towed and secure it to the
towing vehicle.

2. Remove the shift lever boot by
pulling up on the rear of the trim
plate.
3. Use a small screw driver or tool
to press and hold the manual
release button on the front right.
4. Put the vehicle in N (Neutral).
Notice:
If the vehicle is towed

without performing each of the
steps listed under
Dinghy

Towing,
the automatic

transmission could be damaged.
Be sure to follow all steps of the
dinghy towing procedure prior to
and after towing the vehicle.
Once the destination has been
reached:
1. Shift the vehicle to P (Park).
2. Reinstall the shift lever boot by
inserting the front edge and
pressing the rear of the trim
plate until it snaps into place.
3. Start the engine and let it idle for
more than three minutes before
driving the vehicle.
Notice:
Too much or too

little fluid can damage the
transmission. Be sure that the
transmission fluid is at the proper
level before towing with all four
wheels on the ground.
Notice:
Do not tow a vehicle

with the front drive wheels on
the ground if one of the front
tires is a compact spare tire.
Towing with two different tire
sizes on the front of the vehicle
can cause severe damage to the
transmission.
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See my post today under "towing 2012 SRX".
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We are contemplating flat towing a 2013 Caddy SRX. Dealer says that the car can be towed without any damage to the transmission. Has anyone towed a SRX and are there any difficulties?
I haven't done it myself, but the previous owner of my coach did pull a 2013 SRX. He even gave me the baseplate from it when I purchased the MH. Have already sold ( gave away ) for $100.
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