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Chevy Cruze automatic not towable 4 down

Chevrolet has issued a bulletin and supplemental owners manual page that advises owners not to flat tow Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, even though the owners manual states that the vehicle can be towed four wheels down.

The letter to owners states: “We are contacting you to make you aware that General Motors has received reports of transmissions overheating while towing 2011 model year Chevrolet Cruze vehicles, equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with all four wheels on the ground (dinghy towing). In a few cases, this had led to damage to internal transmission components, and required replacement of the transmission.”

The company advises that the vehicle should be towed with the rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a dolly.

This notice does not affect Cruze vehicles with a manual transmission that can be towed four wheels down.

Cruze owners who have questions or concerns are directed to contact Chevrolet Customer Assistance at (800) 222-1020.

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