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these are the replies from the experts- the dealers. stop laughing!
what is the last year an auto CRV could be towed all wheels down?
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After speaking with our Assistant Service Manager and our Parts Manager, no 4WD or AWD CR-V can be towed with all four wheels down. Thanks for your inquiry, and please let me know if you have any other questions as I would be happy to assist.

I was incorrect. The 2011 CR-V is the last year for flat towing because of the change to the AWD from our previous 4WD system.
Both Automatic and manual can be flat towed 1997-2011

To the best of my knowledge it is not possible to dinghy tow flat with an automatic transmission in a CR-V. This is only possible with a manual transmission. I hope this helps.

2014 was the last year that the CR-V could be flat towed. The Honda Fit has that capability also until 2014.


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I would look in the FMCA towing guide!
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Both Awd and fwd auto trans can be towed.

It was the variable speed trans that ended it.

I found a 2011 Element (last year made) a few years ago with 5000 miles on it.

Keeping it until the wheels fall off.


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want-a-be wrote:

I would look in the FMCA towing guide!
Good Luck

arent they yearly? lot to go thru!

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There are two full pages in the owners manual in my 2003 automatic trans CRV about towing behind motorhome. No problems with mine.

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2014 was the last year you can tow the CRV (I have one).

In 2015 they went to a CVT tranny and it can't be towed four down. The same thing happened to Subaru.


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anon125 wrote:

want-a-be wrote:

I would look in the FMCA towing guide!
Good Luck

arent they yearly? lot to go thru!


On the FMCA web site there is a list of all towables!
Also the magazine comes out monthly.

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I have an automatic 2014 CRV that I have flat towed for about 15,000 miles, with no issues, that is supported by instructions in the Owner's Manual.

It is my understanding that 2014 is the last year where this is possible 4-wheels down. I also will run this vehicle into the ground.


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for anyone new to this. remember that unless you connect your "brake buddy" to the motorhome battery, most of those towables are illegal. as most remove a fuse or disconnected the toad battery.
VERY few are legally toable today
some jeeps are but they have reliability issues

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so 2014 is the last one. thanks everyone.
does anyone remember where the CVT started? way back when DAF car company used them but they were/are a pain so the dutch car company closed!

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