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Posted: 04/01/22 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello All, I have a 2017 Ford Fusion SE with a 2.5L engine FWD & was wondering if anybody has towed one 4 wheels down & what did you need to do if anything to tow. Me & wife are getting older & do not like doing the dolly. As always thank you all in advance.

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Posted: 04/01/22 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does Ford say the 2017 Fusion SE can be towed four down? Remember, what does Ford says, not a friend.


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Posted: 04/01/22 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have the owners manual it should tell you if you can tow it 4 down and the steps to make it so.


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I just looked on Motorhome Magazine's 2017 Dinghy Towing Guide list and while the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion 2.7L AWD are listed as 4-down towable, your specific model is not listed.

But don't go by any list or what anyone says....You should absolutely look in your owners manual (as suggested above) under Recreational Towing or something like that (not Emergency Towing) to be sure.


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Posted: 04/02/22 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Okay thanks for the info, i had called Ford Dealer & they said no to 4 wheels down, but i read online that you could add a lube pump to make
some cars 4 down. I was wondering if anyone has done this?

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shannon62 wrote:

Okay thanks for the info, i had called Ford Dealer & they said no to 4 wheels down, but i read online that you could add a lube pump to make
some cars 4 down. I was wondering if anyone has done this?


I did that years ago, on a Kia Sedona minivan. It worked OK, but I would not recommend such. Don't believe it matters, as I'm pretty sure I saw where the company that used to make the lube pumps for that purpose (Remco), quit making them some time ago. Soo, that is probably not an option, regardless.

Update: Yes, Remco indeed quit making them back in October 2020. Here is the announcement they gave about it.

Its too bad you didn't get the Hybrid Ford Fusion model. I had one of those for years, it was a blast to drive, and one of the easiest, best vehicles for flat towing I ever owned. If it hadn't been totaled in a wreck about 4 years ago, I'd probably still own it and be towing it.

* This post was edited 04/05/22 01:04pm by willald *


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Posted: 04/05/22 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have friends who also did that years ago on a Toyota Matrix. They had nothing but problems.

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Posted: 04/05/22 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well okay i guess the lube pump is out, well we love our Fusion, so for now we will dolly 2 wheels up. Thanks again for all the info.
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