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The maximum frontal area of the trailer cannot exceed
40 square feet (3.72 square meters).
The trailer tongue load must be considered as part of
the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. Refer to the Tire–
Safety Information Section in this manual.
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However,
if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3”
range must be selected.
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve perfor-
mance and extend transaxle life by reducing excessive
shifting and heat build up.
Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic
brake lines can overload your brake system and cause
it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need
them and could have an accident.
Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer
size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are
recommended for motoring safety.
The automatic transaxle fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more
than 45 minutes of continuous operation. See Schedule
“B” in section 8 of this manual for transaxle fluid
NOTE: Check the automatic transaxle fluid level before
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