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Old 10-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #1
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Flat towing

I've researched flat towing a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid. One question, when I put the vehicle in neutral, what keeps it from "popping" or "jolting" out of neutral as you tow it down the road?
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:43 PM   #2
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I guess not much, but I have never heard of that happening.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:52 PM   #3
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I would think that since Neutral is where no gears are actually engaged, to engage the gears would take some force and timing. Can't say I have heard of it happening but it isn't likely, especially once the vehicles are moving.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:57 PM   #4
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Most auto trans, at least the ones with the shifter on the floor, require the user to hold down a button to shift from N to D or R. And/or require your foot to be on the brake.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:25 PM   #5
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What Jamie said.
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