VW Passat Estate Towbars

Volkswagen Passat Estate Towbars Towing Specifics

The VW Passat Estate is a range that has been around since 1973 and is currently on its eighth generation. The range offers an immense towing capacity up to 2200 kgs. Below we will be covering the last four generations towing specifics. As there are four generations of Volkswagen Passat Estate's covered here it is important to check your vehicle if it is on a change overyear. The logbook will state the model number, this will help you to ensure you are selecting the correct towbars for your vehicle.

Volkswagen Passat Estate 2015 Onwards B8

Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured after 2015, if you have a 2015 Passat Estate it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Passat Estate that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Passat Estate 2015 Onwards Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to a 2015 Onwards Volkswagen Passat Estate's 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 Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that Passat Estate's produced after 2015 some vehicles will have manufacturers warranty active
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information We do of course offeruniversalelectricskitsforthe 2015 Onwards Volkswagen Passat Estate towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.
 

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Estate 2015 Onwards fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it 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. Volkswagen Passat Estate's vehicles made between 2015 onwards will require coding.

Bumper cuts

We currently only offer towards that require a none visible cut, for the Passat Estate's for this year range 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 Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between 2015 onwards, the minimum capacity is 90KG the maximum capacity is 140kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Passat Estate 2011-2015 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 2200kg, the maximum capacity is 2400kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Passat Estate 2015 Onwards.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Passat Estate as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.


Volkswagen Passat Estate 2011-2015 B7

Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between 2011-2015, if you have a 2011 or 2015 Passat Estate it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Passat Estate that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Passat Estate 2011-2015 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to a 2011-2015 Volkswagen Passat Estate's 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 Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that the Passat Estate's produced between 2011 - 2015 will no longer have a manufacturers warranty active,
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2011-2015 Volkswagen Passat Estate towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.
 

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Estate 2011-2015 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it 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. Volkswagen Passat Estate's vehicles made between 2011-2015 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

The tow bar you select will determine whether the cut to the bumper is visible or none visible, for the Passat Estate's for this year range 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 Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between 2011-2015, the minimum capacity is 85KG the maximum capacity is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Passat Estate 2011-2015 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 2000kg, the maximum capacity is 2370kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Passat Estate 2018.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Passat Estate as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.


Volkswagen Passat Estate 2005-2011 B6

Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between the years 2005-2011, if you have a 2005 or 2011 Passat Estate it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check thisfromyourlog book, if you own a Passat Estate that falls on achangeoveryear, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Passat Estate 2005-2011 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommendthat all tow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Passat Estate's 2005-2011 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 Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that Passat Estates's produced between 2005 - 2011 will not have a manufacturers warranty active.
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the Volkswagen Passat Estate 2005 - 2011 towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Estate 2005 - 2011 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it 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 out 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. Volkswagen Passat Estate's vehicles made between 2005-2011 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

The tow bar you select will determine whether the cut to the bumper is visible or none visible, for the Passat Estate's for this year range 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 Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between the years 2005 to 2011 the minimum capacity nose weight is 85kg, the maximum capacity nose weight is 90kg,nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Passat Estate 2005 – 2011 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle,the minimum capacity is 2000kg the maximum capacity is 2200kg

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Passat Estate as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.


Volkswagen Passat Estate 1997-2005 B5

Volkswagen Passat Estate 1997-2005 Towbar electric kits

There are no dedicated kits for this year range, only universal kits are available.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Estate 1997-2005 tow bars fits will not require a bypass relay, when universal electrics are fitted, this is to ensure that it 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 out faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS” A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Bumper cuts

For the Passat Estate 1997-2005,thereis only no bumper cut towbars 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 Volkswagen Passat Estate's manufactured between the years 1997 to 2005 the nose weight is 85kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Passat Estate 1997 – 2005 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 1800kg and the maximum capacity is 2200kg, towing weight caries depending on which bar you select.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Passat Estate as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.