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Will Odometer Of 2000 Jeep Wrangler and 2016 Ford F-150 Register Miles When Being Flat Towed

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Good morning Have a 2000 wrangler and a 2016 f150 do the odometers record mileage when towing ?

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Neither your 2000 Jeep Wrangler, or 2016 Ford F150 will register any miles while being flat towed as long as you follow the flat-tow procedures listed in each vehicles owner's manual.

I was unable to find the owner's manual for your 2000 Jeep Wrangler, but for your 2016 Ford F-150 you will only be able to flat tow it if it is a 4x4 model using the following steps:

Four-wheel-down Towing
1. Put the ignition in the on position, but do not start the engine. If your vehicle has an ignition key, turn the key to on.
If your vehicle has intelligent access, press the engine START/STOP button once without pressing the brake pedal.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
3. Rotate the four-wheel drive switch to 2H.
4. Shift the transmission to position N.
5. Rotate the four-wheel drive switch from 2H to 4L and back to 2H five times within seven seconds.
Note: If completed successfully, the
information display shows NEUTRAL TOW LEAVE IN N or NEUTRAL TOW ENABLED LEAVE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL.
This indicates that your vehicle is safe to tow with all wheels on the ground.
Note: If you do not see the message in the display, you must perform the procedure again from the beginning.
Note: You may hear an audible noise as the transfer case shifts into its neutral position. This is normal.
6. Leave the transmission in position N and turn the ignition as far as it will go toward the off position (it will not turn
fully off when the transmission is in position N). If your vehicle has an ignition key, you must leave the key in
the ignition while towing. To lock and unlock your vehicle, use the keyless entry keypad or extra set of keys. If your
vehicle has intelligent access, press the engine START/STOP button once without pressing the brake pedal. You
do not need to leave your keys in the vehicle. You can lock and unlock your vehicle as you normally do.
7. Release the brake pedal.

You can find these steps on page 278 of your vehicles owner's manual, and I would make sure to leave the owner's manual in the truck to make sure you have a list of these steps when you are ready to flat tow.

I included a link to helpful helpful article on flat towing for you to take a look at.

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Samuel C

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