Towing Your Subaru

Towing a Subaru behind a motorhome or a tow-truck

The following is from Subaru “Helpline Update, 2/97”

 

There has been a change to the policy regarding towing of Subaru vehicles behind motorhomes.  The following applies to 1990 through present model year Legacy (including Outback), 1993 through present year Impreza (incl. Outback Sport, and 1992 through present year SVX, and 1998 through present year Forester.

 

Manual Transmission:

All Wheel Drive vehicles can be towed with all four wheels on the ground or with all four wheels off the ground on a trailer but towing an AWD vehicle must never be attempted with only two wheels on the ground or two wheels on a dolly.

 

Front Wheel Drive vehicles can be towed with all four wheels on the ground in neutral or with the two front wheels off the ground.

 

Automatic Transmission AWD vehicles cannot be towed with any wheels on the ground.  The vehicle can only be towed on a trailer with all four wheels off the ground and the transmission in park.

 

Note: always inspect and check your car: radiator, coolant, all hoses, all fluids, brakes, towing equipment, lights, etc.