: Towing the SRX

07-14-10, 11:07 AM
Does anyone know if I can tow my SRX behind our RV?
and PS
Love my SRX

07-15-10, 12:17 PM
Check your owners manual ...... but if you have a 3.0L, the answer is yes (specific things you need to do). If you have a Turbo, the answer is no.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-16-10, 04:18 PM
I've looked through your owners manual and it shows that you can tow the vehicle either from the front with all 4 tires on the ground or with a dolly. The AWD version of the SRX cannot be dolly towed. The best way to tow this vehicle would be on a flatbed trailer. The instructiosn in the owners manual in section 9 starting on page 88 should be followed to the letter in order to ensure warranty coverage should something go wrong. I hope that helps you.

Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service

07-16-10, 04:46 PM

For your peace of mind," Do Not Tow Your New SRX" You are just asking for trouble, trust me, i have seen so many troubles with towing. I know the cadillac customer service says you can but, don't do it....:nono::nono:


07-19-10, 09:01 AM
An update was provided for the 2010MY owners manual to clarify that the 2.8L turbo can be flat / dingy-towed for service only. The 3.0L can be towed behind a motor home. Lots of details below - I wonder if you have to put the fuses back in at a fuel stop to run the engine for five minutes? Here is the exact text:

Dinghy Towing
Front-wheel‐drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles may be dinghy towed from the front. These vehicles can also be towed by placing them on a platform trailer with all four wheels off of the ground. For other towing options, see “Dolly Towing” following in this section.

Vehicles with an 2.8 L V 6 engine can be dinghy towed only for service and are restricted to a maximum distance of 100 km (60 miles) and not to exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).

Vehicles with the 3.0 L V 6 engine can be dinghy towed without distance restrictions.

Notice: If 105 km/h (65 mph) is exceeded while towing the vehicle, it could be damaged. Never exceed 105 km/h (65 mph) while towing the vehicle.
For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components.

To tow the vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the ground:
1. Position the vehicle that will be towed and secure it to the towing vehicle.
2. Open the drivers door.
3. With the vehicle OFF, press the brake pedal and press the START/STOP switch to start the engine (the green LED on the switch will illuminate).
4. Put the vehicle in N (Neutral).
5. Press the START/STOP switch again. The engine will stop, the DIC will display Shift to Park and the amber LED on the switch illuminates. See Transmission Messages on page 5‑39
6. Remove the following fuses: BCM 1, BCM 2 and BCM 3. The START/STOP switch LED's will be off. See Instrument Panel Fuse Block on page 10‑49.
7. Close the drivers door.

Notice: If the vehicle is towed without performing
each of the steps listed under “Dinghy Towing,” the automatic transmission could be damaged. Be sure to follow all steps of the dinghy towing procedure prior to and after towing the vehicle.

Once the destination has been reached:
1. Shift the vehicle to P (Park).
2. Reinstall the BCM fuses. See Instrument Panel Fuse Block on page 10‑49.
3. Disconnect the vehicle from the tow vehicle.

Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage the transmission. Be sure that the transmission fluid is at the proper level before towing with all four wheels on the ground.
Notice: Do not tow a vehicle with the front drive wheels on the ground if one of the front tires is a compact spare tire. Towing with two different tire sizes on the front of the vehicle can cause severe damage to the transmission.