S60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid

2021 Late

Towbar and trailer

Extendable and retractable towbar*

Updated 11/9/2020

Extendable and retractable towbar*

The retractable tow hook is easy to retract or extend as required. In the retracted position, the towbar is completely concealed.

Warning

Follow the instructions for retracting and extending the towbar carefully.

Warning

Do not press the extend/retract button if a trailer or accessory is attached to the tow bar.

Extending the towbar

Warning

Avoid standing close to the bumper in the centre behind the car when extending the towing hitch.

P5-1617-S90-Swivable towbar and switch foldout step 1

Open the boot lid. A button for extending/retracting the towbar is located on the right-hand side at the rear of the cargo area. An indicator lamp in the button must illuminate with a constant orange glow for the extension function to be active.

Press and release the button – extension might not start if the button is pressed for too long.

P5-1507 Swivable tow bar folding

The towbar extends out and down in an unlocked position - the indicator lamp flashes orange. The tow hook is ready to continue moving to the locked position.

P5-1507 Swivable tow bar fully folded

Move the towbar to its end position, where it is secured and locked in place - the indicator lamp illuminates with a constant orange glow.

The towbar is ready for use.

Important

When the tow bar is activated by pressing a key and has been placed in the unlocked position:

Wait at least 2 seconds before the tow bar is moved to the locked position. If the tow bar does not remain in the locked position, wait another few seconds and try again.

Do not kick the tow bar.

Warning

Take care to secure the trailer's safety cable in the intended bracket.

Note

Power save mode activates after a while and the indicator lamp goes out. The system is reactivated by closing and reopening the boot lid. This applies when retracting or extending the towbar.

If the car detects a connected trailer electrically, the indicator lamp stops illuminating with a constant glow.

Retracting the towbar

Important

Make sure that there is no plug or adapter in the electrical socket when retracting the towbar.

Open the boot lid. Press and release the button on the right-hand side at the rear of the cargo area - retraction might not start if the button is pressed for too long.

The towbar automatically lowers in an unlocked position - the indicator lamp in the button flashes orange.

P5-1507 Swivable towbar and tow bar switch (retract)

Lock the towbar by moving it back to its retracted position, where it is locked.

The indicator lamp will now illuminate with a constant glow if the towbar is correctly retracted.

P5-1507 Swivable towbar and tow bar switch (retracted)

Important

When the tow bar is activated by pressing a key and has been placed in the unlocked position:

Wait at least 2 seconds before the tow bar is moved to the locked position. If the tow bar does not remain in the locked position, wait another few seconds and try again.

Do not kick the tow bar.

Important

The towbar must always be retracted when not in use.


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