VW Passat Alltrack Towbars

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is a high-end Passat estate, featuring a higher ride position and extra trim and interior detailing. The Alltrack offers a strong towing capacity up to 2200 kgs. (2015 models) Below we will be covering the two generations of Alltrack towing specifics. It is important to check your vehicle if it is on a change over year. The logbook will state the model number, this will help you to ensure you are selecting the correct towbars for your vehicle.


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2015 Onwards

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack's manufactured in 2015, 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 Alltrack that falls on a change over year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2015 Onwards Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Passat Alltrack's 2015 onwards 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. We offer both 7 pin and 13 pin dedicated electrics kits for 2015 Onwards Alltrack's A quick look at Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that Passat Estates's produced between 2015 onwards some vehicles will 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 Alltrack 2015 onwards towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Alltrack's 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 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 Alltrack's vehicles 2015 Onwards will require coding.

Bumper cuts

A None Visible, bumper cut is required, for the Passat Alltrack's for this year range, a dealer trim 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 Alltrack's manufactured after 2015 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 Alltrack 2015 onwards towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 2000kg.

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 Alltrack's 2010-2015

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack's 2010-2015 Towbar electric kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Passat Alltrack'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 2010 - 2015 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 Alltrack 2010 - 2015 towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have. We offer both 7 pin and 13 pin dedicated kits available for this year range.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2010 - 2015 tow bars fits will require a bypass relay, when universal electrics are fitted, this is 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.

Bumper cuts

For the Passat Alltrack 2010 - 2015, there are only bumper cut towbars,  a trim from the dealer 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 Alltrack's manufactured between the years 2010 to 2015 the minimum capacity nose weight is 85kg, and 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 Alltrack 2010 - 2015 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 2000kg, towing weight caries no matter which towbar 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.

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