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Old 02-08-2011, 05:30 AM   #1
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Towing Chevy Malibu or Cruze

I've been reading up on the vehicles that can be towed without any add-ons. Chevrolet has both the Malibu and the Cruze (for this year) that is listed as towable. I've read the towing articles in both FMCA and Motorhome magazines. FMCA doesn't say anything other then both of these are towable without anything needed to be done. Motorhome magazine adds that each morning and at each fuel stop you should start the engine and run the transmission through it's different gears.

Anyone own either of these vehicles and if so can they confirm the actual requirements when towing?

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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Ask to see the owner manual and look under Recreational Towing. That will give you the straight scoop. Or you can usually find a digital owner manual online, on the Chevrolet website.

Typically on a GM car a fuse has to be removed for towing, to prevent battery run-down. Other than that, on a towable front drive car, it is usually put the transmission in neutral and go.

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I have just taken delivery of my Cruze and the instructions are in the owners manual, look under recreational vehicle. You have to pull a 2 amp fuse and put it in neutral. Chevy did a nice job with this car, I'll let you know just how it tows in the spring time but I'm not expecting any problems with it.

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