Detachable towbar*

Volvo recommends the use of Volvo towbars that are specially designed for the vehicle.


The optional detachable trailer hitch may not be available in all markets or on all models. Consult your Volvo retailer.
P5-1917-USA trailer hitch
  1. P5-Icon red circle ABall holder
  2. P5-Icon red circle BCotter pin
  3. P5-Icon red circle CTowbar assembly
  4. P5-Icon red circle DLocking bolt
  5. P5-Icon red circle ESafety wire attachment bracket

Installing the ball holder

If necessary, remove the cotter pin from the locking bolt and slide the locking bolt out of the towbar assembly.
Slide the ball holder into the towbar assembly.
Align the hole in the ball holder with the one in the towbar assembly.
Slide the locking bolt through the towbar assembly/ball holder.
Insert the cotter pin in the hole at the end of the locking bolt.


  • Be sure the towbar is securely locked in position before attaching anything to it.
  • Always attach the trailer's safety wire securely to the towbar's safety wire attachment bracket.

Removing the ball holder

Remove the cotter pin from the locking bolt and slide the locking bolt out of the ball holder/towbar assembly.
Pull the ball holder out of the towbar assembly.


Damage may occur on the towbar if it is not used correctly or if incorrect or faulty accessories are used, such as:

  • Overloading of accessory.
  • Use of incorrect or faulty accessory.
  • Accessory used for an incorrect purpose.
  • Use of weight-distributing towing system.
  • Incorrectly positioned ball mount; see geometric limits for the towbar.

Stowing the ball holder


When not in use, the detachable ball holder should always be properly stowed in the designated location under the floor of the cargo compartment.

Driving with a trailer

When towing a trailer, the original ball holder or equivalent should be used.

P5-1917-USA trailer hitch, overview ball mount

The ball mount must fall within the geometric limits for the towbar, for both distance P5-Icon red circle A and height P5-Icon red circle B. Geometric limits are described on a type plate located on the towbar.

  1. * Option/accessory.