Can a 2017 Honda Fit be Flat Towed?


Can I pull a 2017 Honda Fit with 4 wheels down?


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I took a look at the owner's manual for a 2017 Honda Fit and it says that only models with a manual transmission can be towed with 4 wheels down, also called flat towing. There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to do this, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521569-4. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates and the long arms that make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need safety chains # RM-643.

For wiring kit that will allow your '17 Honda Fit's lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154. You must pull fuses in order for the vehicle to be flat towed so I also recommend using FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511 and # RM76512. A supplemental braking system is a requirement in most states and I highly recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play # SM99251 for this. This is a proportional braking system which is a one-time install which you can leave in so you'll never have to activate or deactivate it. You will need to use Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400 along with your supplemental braking system.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # RM-076 to keep your Fit level with your tow vehicle. The adapter you need is going to depend on some measurements you'll need to take. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters which explains the measurements you'll need, as well as a link to our page with our selection of adapters. I've also attached links to video reviews of the other aforementioned parts for you to take a look at.

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