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Ford Escape: Towing Your Vehicle / Emergency Towing

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

If your vehicle becomes inoperable without access to wheel dollies or a vehicle transport trailer, it can be flat-towed with all wheels on the ground, regardless of the powertrain and transmission configuration, under the following conditions:

  • Your vehicle is facing forward for towing in a forward direction.
  • You shift the transmission into neutral (N). If you cannot shift the transmission into neutral (N), you may need to override the shifter. See Entering Temporary Neutral Mode.
  • Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h).
  • Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km).

Note: Failure to follow these instructions could result in damage to the transmission.

8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 8F24

If you need to tow your vehicle, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your roadside assistance service provider.

8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 8F35

If your vehicle becomes inoperable without access to wheel dollies or a vehicle transport trailer, it can be flat-towed with all wheels on the ground, regardless of the powertrain and transmission configuration, under the following conditions:

  • Your vehicle is facing forward for towing in a forward direction.
  • Use the manual park release procedure. See Using Manual Park Release. Failure to do so may result in damage to the transmission.
  • Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h).
  • Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km).

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