For the Record:
I sent an email to Ford asking for an official responce to the question posted above. My email is as follows:
In regards to the Transit Connect Warranty. The owners guide 2nd edition states a 'warning' to not tow with the vehicle. The warranty guide Edition 6 states that damage caused by 'misuse' of the vehicle is not covered but does not list towing. Would towing within the load capacity be defined by Ford as 'misuse'? I need an official responce from Ford for the Transit Connect Forum.
Fords responce is as follows:
My name is Christie with the Ford Customer Relationship Center and I am here to assist you regarding your inquiry about towing the 2011 Ford Transit Connect.
Like what was indicated in the Owner's Guide, the vehicle is not equipped to tow. No towing packages are available through
an authorized Dealer. With that being said, Ford Motor Company recommends to follow the information provided by the Owner's Guide. It is the responsibility of the customer to follow the guidelines stated at the manual. Failure to follow as specified in the Owner's Guide will invalidate warranty coverage on parts affected by the lack of maintenance.
I hope this information helps you. If you have any other inquiries, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address them for you.
Thanks again for contacting Ford Motor Company.
Customer Relationship Center
Ford Motor Company