I am fairly new to towing the 453 and encountered a new warning after completing a 4 mile tow and am wondering what I did wrong.
I got home and was trying to restore car to pre-tow state and noticed that I could not get the ignition to turn on. Also could not move gearshift out of manual shift mode. Also steering wheel was locked (maybe because I couldn't get the ignition to engage).
I sat and wondered about it for a few minutes. Tried disconnecting battery and reconnecting a couple of times. nothing. After fussing with it for a little while (because doing the same thing and expecting a different result isn't ALWAYS insane) the ignition engaged and I was able to put the vehicle in park. Then when I went to put the car in drive I got a message about Clutch Protection and referral to owners manual. I looked in manual and it was very unclear where the information might be (no "Clutch" in index, for example).
Finally, I decided that the car to move car and deal with it after everything was secure and ... message was gone.
I am thinking that I must have missed a step in tow setup ... maybe didn't wait long enough between steps or something. I am pretty sure I did all the steps, but I did say I am new to this.
Any words of wisdom? Any clues where to find in manual? How concerned should I be? How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?
Thanks for anything you can tell me.