Flat Towing a 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Can a 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X premium with a manual transmission be flat towed behind a motorhome? If so, with the transmission in neutral, will the odometer still record miles?

Read the owner’s manual. It will tell you about towing. Or not towing.

In general, Subarus don’t take kindly to being towed. The AWD system is susceptible to significant damage from towing, even for a short distance.

Even in neutral the mileage will be recorded.

Towing of any kind will likely wreak havoc with the car’s AWD system, and that type of damage would not be covered by warranty.

But, why take my opinion or anyone else’s opinion in this forum?
For the authoritative word on this topic, open your glove compartment, take out the Owner’s Manual, and read what the folks who designed and built your car have to say.

Yes, do check the owners manual. The manual for my 2003 Forester says that towing manual transmission Foresters with all four on the ground IS OK without restriction. (It’s an emergency thing for automatic transmission Foresters: slowly and only for short distances.) It cautions that diff fluid must be well topped up, key in the Accessory position, and nothing wrong with the transmission. But check the manual. Many things changed with the introduction of the SH model in 2009.

There lots of good info available at the forum www.subaruforester.org.