Fitting and removing the towing eye
Use the towing eye for towing. The towing eye is screwed into a threaded socket behind a cover on the right-hand side of the bumper, front or rear.
Fitting the towing eye
Take out the towing eye from the foam block under the floor in the cargo area.
Front: Remove the cover - press on the marking with a finger.
Rear: Remove the cover – press on the marking with a finger while you fold out the opposite side/corner.
Screw in the towing eye until it reaches its end stop.
Screw the eye in firmly. For example, thread through the wheel bolt wrench* and use it as a lever.
Points to remember before using the towing eye
- The towing eye may be used to pull the car up onto a recovery vehicle with a flatbed platform. The car's position and ground clearance determine whether it is possible.
- If the slope of the recovery vehicle's ramp is too steep, or if the ground clearance under the car is inadequate, then the car may be damaged if you try to pull it up using the towing eye.
- If necessary, raise the car by using the recovery vehicle's lifting device. Do not use the towing eye.
Removing the towing eye
Unscrew and remove the towing eye after use and return it to its foam block.
Finish by refitting the cover onto the bumper.