Honda Fit manuals

Honda Fit: Towing a Trailer

Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties.

Towing Your Vehicle

Your vehicle can be towed behind a motorhome.

■When Your Vehicle is Towed Behind a Motorhome

Perform the following procedure before towing your vehicle.

Automatic transmission models

1. Check the transmission fluid level.

► Make sure the fluid level is between the upper and lower marks.

2. Start the engine.

3. Depress the brake pedal. Move the shift lever through all its positions.

4. Shift to seconds, then to . Let the engine and hold for five
seconds, then to run for three. Let the engine
run for three minutes, then turn it off.

5. Release the parking brake.

6. Leave the ignition switch in ACCESSORY ► Make sure the steering wheel does not lock..


► Make sure the steering wheel does not lock.

7. Turn off all the electric devices. Do not use any accessory power sockets.

►This can prevent the battery from running down.

Manual transmission models

1. Shift to 2. Release the parking brake..


2. Release the parking brake.

3. Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY ► Make sure the steering wheel does not lock..


► Make sure the steering wheel does not lock.

4. Turn off all the electric devices. Do not use any accessory power sockets.

► This can prevent the battery from running down.

NOTICE

Automatic transmission models

Failure to follow the recommended instructions exactly will result in severe automatic transmission damage. If you cannot shift the transmission or start the engine, your vehicle must be transported on a flat-bed truck or trailer.

Do not exceed 65 mph (100 km/h).

Consult your towing parts sales or rental agency if any other items are recommended or required for your towing situation.

Automatic transmission models

If you tow your vehicle behind a motorhome, the transmission fluid must be changed every 2 years or 30,000 miles (48,000 km), whichever comes first.

NOTICE

Automatic transmission models

Severe transmission damage will occur if the vehicle is shifted from and then towed with the drive to
wheels on the ground. and then towed with the drive
wheels on the ground.

■ Extended Towing

If you tow more than 8 hours in one day, you should repeat the “before towing your vehicle procedure” at least every 8 hours.

You also need to perform the following procedure to prevent the battery from running down.

1. Remove the 30 A accessory radio fuse. This


1. Remove the 30 A accessory radio fuse. This fuse is located in the interior fuse box.

2. Store the fuse in a safe place so you do not lose it.

► Make sure to reinstall the fuse before you start driving your vehicle.

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