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Old 03-05-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question Volkswagen toad question

Just picked up a 2013 Jetta with a 5 speed that I plan to tow four down and have a question.
I have been reading on the forum that mileage accumulates when towing. Is this really true on the VW? If yes, how do you stop it?
Any special steps to follow other than shift to neutral and unlock steering wheel?

Thanks for any input.
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Your owner's manual should have a section, sometimes called "Recreational Towing," that says if your Jetta can be towed four-down, and what special prep steps may need to be taken. I'd have looked there for you, but I could not find the manual online.

Also, here is a link to a search for all iRV2 posts with "Jetta" in them.
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In our 5 speed manual TDI Beetle, we put it in neutral, turn the key on, then back to the off position, and leave the key in the ignition. The steering is unlocked and the odometer doesn't record miles towed.
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