Towing and recovery

Fitting and removing the towing eye

Updated 5/12/2021

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

P6-2037-XC40BEV-Towing eye, storage step 1

Take out the towing eye from the foam block under the bonnet.

P6-20w17-Tow eye fitting at front

Front: Remove the cover – press the lid.

The cover pivots around its centre line and can then be removed.

P6-20w17-Tow eye fitting rear

Rear: Remove the cover – Use a coin, key or similar to pry the lid out using the marking.

Fold out the cover completely and detach.

Screw in the towing eye until it reaches its end stop.

P6-1746-XC40-Towing eye with wheel bolt wrench as lever

Screw the eye in firmly. For example, thread through the wheel bolt wrench* and use it as a lever.

Important

It is important that the towing eye is firmly screwed into place - right in until it stops.

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.


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