Volkswagen Tiguan Towbars Towing Specifics

The VW Tiguan was first launched in 2007 is a compact crossover vehicle CUV, based on a B6 Generation Volkswagen Passat. When it comes to towing the Volkswagen Tiguan has a great towing capacity. Currently, the Volkswagen Tiguan has two generations, with the latest release being, released in the UK in 2016. We will be covering the towing specifics of all two generations below.



Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Onwards

The second generation of Volkswagen Tiguan's was launched in 2016, if you have a 2016 Tiguan 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 Tiguan's that fall on a change over year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Onwards Towbar Electric Kits

Werecommendthatalltow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Tiguan's 2016 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 Tiguans's produced after 2016 some of the newer models, (2016 on at the time of writing) may still 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 Tiguan 2015 towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Onwards fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a bypass relay, 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 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 Tiguan's vehicles made after 2016 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

The tow bar you select will determine whether the cut to the bumper is none visible or no cut, for the Tiguan's for this year range 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 Volkswagen Tiguan's manufactured after 2015, the minimum nose weight is 100kg, and the maximum nose weight is 125kg, the nose weights are towbar specific, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Tiguan 2015 towbars onwards can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, this is same for all towbars for this year range and model, the towing weight capacity is 2500kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 onwards towbar you chose.

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



How to identify which generation Volkswagen Tiguan you own, when on a change over year.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Onwards Towbars Volkswagen Tiguan 2007 to 2016 Towbars

 

 

2007-2016 (Left image) - The rear registration plate is on the bottom third of the vehicle. The lower bumper spoiler has around a 6-inch margin either side. The rear lights and rear window are both curved corners.

2016 (Right image) - The registration plate top edge is halfway up the vehicle. The lower bumper spoiler cuts right to the edge of the vehicle. Both the rear window and the lights are angled cut.


Volkswagen Tiguan 2007-2016

The first generation of Volkswagen Tiguan's was launched in 2007, if you have a 2016 Tiguan 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 Tiguan that falls on a change over the year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2007-2016 Towbar electric kits

Werecommendthatalltow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Tiguan 2007-2016 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 Tiguans's produced between 2007 - 2016 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 Volkswagen Tiguan 2007 - 2016 towbars, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Tiguan 2007 - 2016 tow bars fit will require a bypass relay, if 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 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 Tiguan's vehicles made between 2008 - 2016 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 Tiguan'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 Tiguan's manufactured between the years 2007 - 2016 the nose weight is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Tiguan's 2007 - 2016 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the towing weight maximum capacity for towbars for this year range is 2500kg. (towing weights are bar specific)

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