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towing AWD with tires on road
Posted 26 February 2002 - 09:52 AM
Posted 26 February 2002 - 10:12 AM
Would recommend you call Subaru of America to get details. Also would recommend you visit their website, I think they have a doc up there about never putting your Subie on a 2-wheel dyno (DEQ testing). The issue with the 2-wheel dynos is pretty much the same effect as having your car towed in the manner you describe. Also, go talk to dealer service-- be nice, make nice, see if you can get the expert opinion of a Subaru Master tech.
You're probably in for an uphill climb on getting reimbursed for damages that aren't showing up in an obvious immediate failure of the car, but all the evidence from manufacturer and dealer alike will be with you. Get an attorney if the towing party won't cooperate.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 11:04 AM
Sounds like the person responsible for getting it towed should pay.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 11:08 AM
I told the company to flat bed it only.
It relates to my message about trusting rebuilts- the dealer had me ship it back to him across country after the heads went 2 weeks after I bought it.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 05:25 PM
You should make them put a 5000 guarantee on the car, if nothing brakes then they dont pay. If something brakes that isnt covered by warranty then they have to pay.
Posted 26 February 2002 - 08:16 PM
Posted 27 February 2002 - 08:56 AM
My Outback is toast. They hauled the car from Alabama to Plattsburg NY with out any problems but to save the trip from Plattsburg to Burlington, Vermont ( about 60 miles) he threw my car on a dolly and ruined it.
Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:55 AM
Posted 27 February 2002 - 01:16 PM
This reminds me. I read a while back on one of the Subaru forums I frequent, about AWD warning stickers. Anyone know where to get them? They were nothing big and you could stick them on the door windows, where you usually see alarm warning stickers, to warn people about towing an awd vehicle. I always park legally but would like to have something just encase something happens and the car is towed without me being around. I think the stickers would also help out in court if the car is towed and damaged.
Posted 27 February 2002 - 01:23 PM
Most AWD cars are marked clearly that they are AWD in the first place...
Posted 27 February 2002 - 02:06 PM
Posted 27 February 2002 - 02:41 PM
I've sticky-ed the topic to the top of the forum. When the thread is done, it will move to the archives for future members. We all know that you're not supposed to tow an AWD Subie this way, but this is the first time I've heard someone report specific experience with the consequences.
I don't know what shop you're using but I hope it's dealer service. If it isn't and they aren't Subie-experienced, you're probably going to have more problems to fish through after the initial repair. Whatever you do, don't let the tow insurance folks make you settle that claim until dealer service has certified the work as 'finished,' and maybe even longer than that.
Posted 28 February 2002 - 01:08 PM
Posted 01 March 2002 - 09:13 PM
what the heck? How can I post images or links? Every time I try i get an error.
Anyways, I saved that image to my personal site incase the thread becomes invalid.
If you have an i-club member ship you can follow this link to email him
Posted 01 March 2002 - 09:18 PM
Posted 02 March 2002 - 10:42 PM
I'm planning on printing them out onto a color transparency and then using spray glue to stick them on the insides of my windows. (Dumb question but...Do tow-ers have to unlock the doors and disengage the parking brake if they're trying to tow with just the front wheels off the ground? If so, then one on the driver-side window would be good, eh?)
Posted 03 March 2002 - 12:35 PM
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Posted 06 March 2002 - 01:34 PM
Posted 07 March 2002 - 11:34 AM
Posted 07 March 2002 - 04:01 PM
AAA's 'sanction of the tow company' is no greater than what the BBB has over member businesses.
Posted 08 March 2002 - 09:41 PM
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