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The 2012 Chevrolet Impala now has the 3.6 liter six speed transmission. I am guessing this is the identical power train in other GM products such as the Traverse, which is dinghy-towable. The owner's manual says not dinghy towable. However, a google search revealed a Chevrolet Brochure titled "2012 Chevrolet Trailering & Towing Vehicle Selector" with a chart of dinghy vehicles. The new Impala is listed. Anybody with any more knowledge of this? I have a 2006 Impala that is just right for our large dog. The low entrance height combined with the flip/fold rear seat makes it ideal for us.

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Welcome to the forum.
I can't answer your question however, the Remco Towing Application Charts indicate the 2000-2011 Impala needs a Lube Pump.

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If the Owners Manual says not towable, and you tow it anyway, and the transmission self-destructs while it is in tow, there is a VERY good chance GM will NOT honor any warranty on the tranny.
It is, of course, your choice.
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I understand the risk. Just seems the new engine and new transmission did not generate any changes in the owner's manual, despite the brand new Chevrolet "2012 Chevrolet Trailering & Towing Vehicle Selector" guide that says it's ok. Conflicting info from the manufacturer.

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