Can I Flat Tow a 2003 Ford Escape 2 wheel drive - standard transmission with out damaging the car

Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 12:18 PM about the 2003 Ford Escape

Question type: General

Can I Flat Tow a 2003 Ford Escape 2 wheel drive - standard transmission without damaging the car

1 Answer

5

From another user, "We bought a new 2009 motor home (1/4 million dollars) and then had a list from Camping World that showed all 4-wheels that could be flat towed. So we bought the new (over priced) Escape. Now we are sitting again tonight in TN with our transmission burned up and sitting at a Ford dealership 100 miles away and they cannot get to it for a week...to even look at it. The dealer told us the Escape could be flat towed, Camping World has been told so, and the manual says it can...you can bet we are not going to be nice this time around." And this as well... "Since I wrote the last article we contacted the BBB and Mazda has stepped up and installed, at no charge, a Remco transmission pump. The tranny on the Tribute and Escape is not made to pump when the engine is not running so it is not being lubed. I noticed that neither is on the list in the 2012 Dinghy Towing Guide." Seems like the best way to go is NOT to flat tow, and use a dolly instead. Since my sister's is 4x4, we used a flatbed to move it across country. I'm not an expert, but I'd say, if your Escape is front NOT a 4x4, then putting the front wheels on a dolly should prevent any damage to the transmission. Hope this helps.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,540
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    2,980
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
860 Great Deals out of 54,604 listings starting at $1,007
Used Ford Explorer
812 Great Deals out of 62,844 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
891 Great Deals out of 60,069 listings starting at $1,690
Used Ford Focus
758 Great Deals out of 53,617 listings starting at $1,299
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
923 Great Deals out of 70,927 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,229 Great Deals out of 181,368 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
264 Great Deals out of 14,241 listings starting at $1,475
Used Kia Sorento
466 Great Deals out of 30,333 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
529 listings starting at $24,047
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 51,906 listings starting at $13,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 3,543 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
167 Great Deals out of 5,119 listings starting at $8,950
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
308 Great Deals out of 9,738 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.