My 2011 Cruze says it is towable, gives instructions in the manual. But after getting it, and having to outfit it to tow, I'm just going to stick with my Jeep Wrangler and continue to tow it and leave the Cruze in the garage to use when I get home.
I didn't know they had released the 2012 Cruze yet. I just E-mailed General Motors and asked about the 4 wheel down towing, maybe they will offer me a Cadillac if I can't tow the Cruze 4 wheels down!
Motor Home magazine has them listed as 4 wheel down tow, they make base plates for them, something is fishy.
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I own a 2011 Chevy Cruze. I just got off the phone with Chevrolet Market Division in Detroit, phone number 800-950-2438. They assured me that my Cruze is towable four wheels down. Things must be followed in the manual when towing it, one thing is: when stopping for fuel, start the Cruze an let it run for 5 mins to lub the transmission. Some may not be doing that. I asked about the 2012 Cruze, he said to call the above number if you have questions about it as he wasn't the one to answer because he was answering my question about the 2011.
So, if you are still in doubt, call the above number and check it out.
"I wonder how many Cruze's have been sold based on the statement in the owner's manual."
According to the number that have sold very few if any. It looks like this may be government motors edsel.
Why do you say this when it's was the best selling compact in July ?
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It would really be nice to find out the reason. It seemed, to me, that since GM bought Saturn, they used a lot of Saturn technology in their new vehicles. To my knowledge, all Saturns were towable 4 down, so it would be nice to know what they changed in these smaller vehicle trannies, which is where I have to assume the issue lies, and whether this does or will extend to their other models, like the HHR.
Basically, the Saturn Vue and the Saturn Outlook are still alive. They are towable 4 wheels down. The Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrrian are on the Vue chassis and the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia are on the on the Outlook chassis. They are all towable four wheels down. We have a 2011 Equinox and just love it. But, you still see a lot of Saturns being towed four wheels down.
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I did some Google searches on towing a Cruze 4-down and found several recent posts on forums. One owner said he received a call from his dealer and GM notified them neither the 2011 or 2012 Cruze is towable 4-down and the section in the owners manual was a mistake. One owner of a 2011 Cruze has his Cruze in the shop for a failed transmission and GM told him it is not towable 4-down.
Looks like GM has changed their mind on towing a 2011 or 2012 Cruze 4-down. Wonder if GM will start notifying owners and offering $$$ for their mistake.