Towing and recovery

Towing eye

Updated 7/23/2018

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.

Note

If the car is equipped with a towing bracket, there is no rear mounting for a towing eye.

Fitting the towing eye

P5-1507 Towing eyelet storage

Take out the towing eye from the foam block under the floor hatch in the cargo area.

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Front: Remove the cover - use the marking along one of its short sides.

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

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Rear: Remove the cover - press on the marking with a finger and, at the same time, fold out the opposite side/corner using a coin or similar.

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

Screw the towing eye right in until it stops. Tighten the towing eye firmly e.g. using the wheel wrench*.

After use, unscrew the towing eye and return it to its place.

Finish by refitting the cover onto the bumper.

Important

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

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.

Warning

No one/nothing is allowed to remain behind the recovery vehicle while the car pulled up onto the flatbed platform.

Important

The towing eye is only designed for towing on roads - not for pulling the car unstuck or out of a ditch. Call a recovery service for recovery assistance.


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