This article outlines all you need to know about how to put your Ford Bronco in flat tow or neutral tow mode. When we talk about towing the Bronco, we are not referring to situations where your Bronco breaks down, and you need to know how to tow it.
Instead, this is about how to tow your Ford Bronco behind a motor home or in situations where you have all four wheels flat on the ground – this is why it is called flat tow – and you want your Bronco to be in a neutral position, so the transmission does not get damaged as it is getting pulled behind a motor home or anything similar to that.
Overview of the Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco has a starting price of about $31 300. It comes with top-notch off-roading capabilities, retro styling, and impressive features, making it a pretty exciting vehicle to explore. Unfortunately, this vehicle does not come with a V8 engine option as most drivers would have wanted. Still, we cannot overlook other impressive technology-related features, such as the impressive off-road performance application and the 12.0-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Also, the 2023 Ford Bronco cabin has durable and waterproof surfaces, so drivers can rest assured that everything in their vehicle will be protected when the doors, hardtop, and soft top roofs are removed. The 2023 Ford Bronco comes in ten trims, with the base two-door Bronco being the least expensive (it has a starting price of $31,300), and the Raptor is the most expensive (it has a starting price of $73,780). The Bronco Wildtrack is the best option for drivers who want a four-door vehicle with a powerful engine.
The 2023 Ford Bronco does not come with a V8 engine, but it does have a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes up to 300 horsepower. The optional engine is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo (V6) engine that produces up to 330 horsepower. Both gas engines are paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, but only the smaller engine is compatible with a seven-speed manual transmission. Lastly, the two and four-door models can tow up to 3500 pounds which is the same figure as the Jeep Wrangler.
What You Need to Know about Towing your Ford Bronco
Written below are the steps you need to follow in order to switch your Ford Bronco into neutral tow or flat tow and then switch it back off. So, keep reading for more information.
- The first thing you need to do is to move your Bronco to a mode called accessory, and you can do this by holding down the push button switch ignition without pushing any of the pedals.
- The next thing you need to do is to hit the 2H button, which is on the four-wheel drive control mode.
- Then, shift the gear into a neutral position. Once the gear shift lever is in the neutral position, fully hold and press the brake pedal and the clutch.
- Using the instrument cluster controls on the steering wheel, select settings and click on neutral tow. Then, hold and press the okay option until you get a confirmation message which will appear in the information display.
- Your Ford Bronco should show that you have enabled neutral tow. This message lets you know that it is safe to tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground.
- You can then release the brake pedal but leave the gear shift in a neutral position.
- Turn off your Ford Bronco by pressing the push button ignition switch without pressing any pedals.
Let us assume that you only want to tow your vehicle, and for any reason, you want to put it in neutral tow first, load it onto a trailer (or anything similar) and then turn off the neutral tow. Here is what you should do to achieve this.
- The first thing you need to do is to move your Bronco back into the accessory by holding down the push button switch ignition without hitting any of the pedals.
- Then, fully hold and press the clutch pedal and the brake for about seven seconds until you see 2H and neutral tow disabled on the instrument cluster display.
- Once you see that on the instrument cluster display, the next thing to do is to push the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch to start your Ford Bronco.
- Then, you are good to go.
With all the steps written above, we can see that it is a pretty straightforward process to switch your vehicle into neutral tow or flat tow and then switch it back off to drive your Bronco normally again.
There you have it – all you need to know about how to flat tow (and switch to neutral tow) the Ford Bronco. We hope this article has been helpful to you; all you need to do is follow the steps written above, and you are good to go.