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Old 12-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Towing a Honda Accord

Can someone please tell me why a 2013 or 2014 Honda Accord w/manual transmission would not be suitable for towing 4 wheels down.

I have towed an '86 Honda Accord and an '02 Honda Civic, both with manual transmission for 10's of thousands of miles with no problem. Honda manual says "NO" but they do not differentiate between manual and automatic trans.

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Page 398 of 2014 Accord manual simply states: "Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home." If a salesman or dealer sold it to you knowing you wanted to use it as a toad, you might have recourse. I suggest you contact Honda.com to find out why they say this. With all the systems, sensors, and electronics it might be an issue or it could be structural. I did see that Blue Ox makes a base plate for 2013 2014 Accords, would they make one if it couldn't be towed? It might be a warranty issue if you tow one. I'd check it out before modifying.
eTrailer doesn't list a base plate for Accord.
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when it says "no" it really means it. the internal lubrication design dictates whether one can be towed. against manufactur's instruction is a bad idea.
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I guess no one can tell you why. Some Honda engineer would have tell you what changed in the trans design. Remco says cannot be done. The last year which can be tow according to Remco is 2012. I tow my 2009 auto just fine. Here is the place I check Store : Remco
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