Mercedes Vito Towbars

Mercedes Vito Towbars

 

Mercedes Vito Towbars Towing Specifications

The Mercedes-Benz Vito is a light commercial van produced by Mercedes-Benz. It is available as a standard panel van for cargo (called Vito), or with passenger accommodations substituted for part or all of the load area (called V-Class or Viano).

1st Generation 1996-2003  W638
2nd Generation 2003-2014 W639
3rd Generation 2014 Onwards W447

Below we will cover the towing specifications for all three generations of the Mercedes Vito.

Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbar electric kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Mercedes warranty page confirms that for the Mercedes Vito

Vehicle Warranty Period

You invested in Mercedes-Benz. Now Mercedes-Benz has your back. All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.

Mercedes Warranty Information

The age and mileage of your vehicle will determine whether you have a manufacturers warranty active. We do of course offer, Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars will require a bypass relay if universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”. A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. All Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbar's will require coding if a dedicated kit is fitted.

Bumper cuts

The only option on the Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars are, No Cut, None Visible, a bumper cut is not required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Mercedes Vito Towbars, the maximum capacity nose weight is 150kg, the minimum capacity nose weight is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing weight capacity is 2500kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Mercedes Vito 2014 Onwards W447 Towbars as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.
 


Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbar electric kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbars are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated.

A quick look at Mercedes's warranty page confirms that for the Mercedes Vito

Vehicle Warranty Period

You invested in Mercedes-Benz. Now Mercedes-Benz has your back. All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.

Mercedes Warranty Information



The age and mileage of your vehicle
will determine whether you have a manufacturers warranty active. We do of course offer, Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbars universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbars will require a bypass relay if universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. All Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbar's will NOT require coding if a dedicated kit is fitted.

Bumper cuts 

The only option on the Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbars are, No Cut, Visible, None Visible a bumper cut is NOT always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Mercedes Vito Towbars the maximum capacity nose weight is 150kg, the Mercedes minimum capacity nose weight is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing weight capacity is 3500kg, the minimum towing weight capacity is 2000kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Mercedes Vito 2003-2014 W639 Towbars as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbar electric kits

There are no dedicated kits for this year range.

Bypass Relays

Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbars will NOT require a bypass relay if universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”. A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

There are no dedicated kits for this year range.

Bumper cuts

The only option on the Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbars are, None Visible Cut, Visible Cut, a bumper cut is required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Mercedes Vito Towbars the maximum capacity nose weight is 190kg, the Mercedes minimum capacity nose weight is 75kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing weight capacity is 2000kg.
 
You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Mercedes Vito 1996-2003 W638 Towbars as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.