Towbar and trailer

Extendable/retractable towing brackets*

Updated 7/23/2018

The extendable/retractable towing hitch is always easily accessible and simple to extend or retract as needed. In the retracted position, the towing hitch is completely concealed.

Warning

Follow the instructions for retracting and extending the towing bracket carefully.

Extending the towing hitch

Warning

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

Open the tailgate. 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.

The towbar extends out and down in an unlocked position - the indicator lamp flashes orange.

Warning

Do not press the extend/retract button if a trailer is attached to the towing bracket.

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.

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 opening the tailgate. This applies when retracting or extending the towing bracket.

Retracting the towing hitch

Important

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

Open the tailgate. 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 towing bracket automatically lowers in an unlocked position - the indicator lamp in the button flashes orange.

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

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


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