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Old 04-28-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Disconnect battery on 2016 Ford Focus when towing

I have a 2016 Ford Focus. The owners manual says to disconnect the negative side of the battery when flat towing. I think Ford wants to disconnect to prevent the battery from going dead. Does anyone out there tow without disconnecting and have there been any issues.

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Old 05-05-2016, 02:48 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 Ford Focus and have it set up for flat towing. Took it to a hitch and towing shop in Austin to get it outfitted, they installed a battery disconnect switch. Flat towed for 10K miles with no issues UNTIL in December towing through NC the transmission engaged and caught fire, melting the transmission together. I'm happy to go into all the crazy details if you want to discuss over the phone.
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